Dave Drais


Meet Dave Drais

Since joining Kindred Partners in 2003, Dave has been building the senior management teams of disruptive companies across the healthcare spectrum, with a particular passion for Digital Health, HCIT, Genomics/Personalized Medicine, Clinical Technology, and Devices.

A Brown University graduate, Dave is also a proud native Ohioan who is a long suffering Cincinnati Bengals fan (an affliction he reluctantly hopes to pass on to his three young children, twins Willa & Oscar and their younger brother Harry).


Dave has helped to build the senior executive teams at portfolio companies including:

  • AiCure
  • Alverix (acquired by Becton Dickinson)
  • Candescent Health
  • Ceterix Orthopaedics
  • goBalto
  • Kyruus
  • PatientPing
  • Recombine
  • ReShape Medical
  • Science37
  • Shockwave Medical
  • Spark Therapeutics (IPO)
  • TetraScience
  • Truveris
  • Verinata Health (acquired by Illumina)
  • Vocera (IPO)
  • xG Health

In addition to his work within Healthcare , Dave has also helped build the senior teams at technology companies including Gainsight, Eversight, SideStep (acquired by Kayak), TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster), Good Technology (acquired by Motorola), Opsware (acquired by HP), Decru (acquired by Network Appliance), and AMI Semiconductor (IPO).