Will Cowen

General Partner

Will brings over thirty years of early stage company building experience as a CEO of several start-ups and as an early stage venture investor.

Will co-founded Long River Ventures in 2000 and has served as a General Partner in all three Long River Ventures funds with a total of $70 million under management. Will focuses on healthcare investments. He serves, or has served, on the boards of numerous companies including Carevive Systems, Convergent Dental, Edaris Health, GetWellNetwork, Healthrageous, lifeIMAGE, Medical Metrx Systems, MedVentive, Oculus Health, Parsagen Diagnostics, Phreesia, Solais, and Verax Biomedical. 

Prior to Long River, Will founded NaviNet with backing from North Bridge, Atlas Venture, and GE Equities. NaviNet grew to be a leading healthcare IT firm that streamlined transactions between healthcare payers and over 800,000 healthcare providers. Prior to NaviNet, Will was CEO of venture-backed Pegasus Medical Technologies, an electronic medical records company sold to HBOC/McKesson (NYSE:MCK). Early in his career, Will was a founder and VP/Business Development at consumer products company, Thermocell, which is today a $500 million dollar division of the Hunter Douglas Company. On the investing side, Will was a Managing Partner of Interface Technologies and Firepond Partners, two early stage healthcare funds. Will holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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