CVC  BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

225 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-297-6560



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Late
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (BCBSVP) is a corporate venture fund program to which twenty-nine BCBS entities have committed over $500 million across three Funds. The Funds invest in promising emerging companies of strategic relevance to Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plans and provide access to its portfolio to deploy innovation at scale. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners is sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. BCBSVP's Funds make equity investments in companies that align with the strategies of its BCBS Plan investors. The Funds are stage-agnostic and typical investments range from $1M to $20M. BCBSA serves as the focal point for all three funds, providing governance and administration. Leadership of the funds comes from BCBSA as well participating Blue Plans. Sandbox Industries is the exclusive provider of investment management services to BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bob Kolodgy President and Chairman
    John Banta Managing Director
    Scott Serota President and Chairman


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      Workit Health



      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Axial Healthcare
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      Change Healthcare
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      Contessa Health
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      Essence Group Holdings
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      ID Experts
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      Ideal Option
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      Oncology Analytics
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      Solera Health
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      Workit Health
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