Will Cowen, MBA

Managing Partner, Long River Ventures

Will Cowen, MBA, Managing Partner, Long River Ventures Will joined Long River Ventures in 2002 and serves as a Managing Partner of the fund.  He has over 25 years of early stage company building experience as a CEO of several start ups, and as an early stage venture investor. On the operating side, Will founded his most recent company, NaviNet, in 1998 with backing from Northbridge, Atlas, and GE Equities.  NaviNet grew to become one of the largest healthcare connectivity companies in the country streamlining transactions between health plans and over 800,000 healthcare providers.  NaviNet was recently sold to Lumeris and several Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.  Prior to NaviNet, Will was CEO of venture backed Pegasus Medical Technologies, an electronic medical records company which he and his partners sold to HBOC/McKesson (NYSE:MCK).  Early in his career Will was a co-founder of a consumer product 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 before joining Long River Ventures. Will serves, or has served, on the board of numerous companies including, Convergent Dental, GetWellNetwork, Healthrageous, Medical Metrx Systems, MedVentive, lifeIMAGE, Phreesia and Verax Biomedical. Will holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and a M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.