Mike Thomas

Managing Partner

Email: mthomas@boldbrain.vc

Mike was a Venture Capitalist at the Inova Health System Strategic Investments (ISI) in northern VA. He was one of three partners managing a $150MM strategic fund. With a 1.3x multiple on invested capital to date, Mike’s IRR stands at 33.9%. Prior to Inova, he was a serial healthcare technology CEO for over 20 years. Mike raised $125 million in capital and drove shareholder returns that ranged from 4x to 80x, including one IPO and one acquisition.
Mike was most recently the founder and CEO of Appian Medical, a digital health firm that served the sleep apnea market. Previously, Mike was CEO of iSonea Ltd (ASX:ISN), a publicly traded global, mobile health app developer and medical device manufacturer in the respiratory disease market, where he increased the company’s market capitalization from $4MM to $250MM. Earlier in his career, Mike was President and CEO of Sleep Solutions, a VC-backed medical device manufacturer, EVP of Sales and Marketing for National Sleep Technologies (NST, acquired by GE Medical), and Vice President of Sales at Patient InfoSystems (NASDAQ: PATI).
Mike began his career in sales and marketing at Merck and GlaxoWellcome. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Tanzen Medical, Inc and is Chairman of the Board for international medical device innovator Bone Index Limited (Finland), a med device startup focused on diagnosis of osteoporosis. He is also a former board member of AdvaMed, the global medical device association. Mike graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Microbiology.
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Bold Brain was founded by its partners to create a mechanism through which physicians can play an active role in the development of AI enabled healthcare companies. Bold Brain believes that physician involvement is critical in developing medical AI that truly improves patient care, physician practices and outcomes. 
The Bold Brain Network offers CEOs of medical start-ups the opportunity to tap into a network of physicians who have expressed a desire to become involved in the evolution of healthcare AI. The Bold Brain vision is to create a channel which allows all interested physicians, regardless of their professional or business experience, an opportunity to be directly involved in the development of medical AI.

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