Lisa Suennen

Lead Partner
Manatt Ventures

Lisa Suennen has spent 30 years in healthcare as entrepreneur, advisor and venture capitalist. She leads Manatt Phelps & Phillips' Digital & Technology Practice and the Manatt Venture Fund. Her role spans across industries, but a core focus is the intersection of healthcare and technology, working with payers, health systems, life sciences and medtech companies and venture capital/PE funds.
Lisa spent the prior 20+ years as a VC, leading GE Ventures healthcare fund and as a partner at Psilos Group. Previously she was on the management team that built Merit Behavioral Care from startup through its successful IPO and ultimate sale.
Lisa is on the Board of Health Reveal, Inc. and HealthXL and advises several venture funds. She is on faculty at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and serves as Advisory Board Chair of the NASA-funded Translational Research Institute for Space Health. Lisa writes the widely-read Venture Valkyrie blog and co-hosts the Tech Tonics podcast.

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