Chuka Esiobu

Chuka Esiobu

Senior Associate

Previous Experience

  • Bessemer Venture Partners, Healthcare Venture Capital
  • Evolent Health, Associate Director (Clinical Innovation & Strategy)
  • The Boston Consulting Group, Associate
  • The Wharton School, M.B.A.
  • Harvard College, B.A. in Neurobiology, Secondary in Economics 

What led you to focus on healthcare?

My passion for healthcare stems from a desire to do impactful work and tackle meaningful problems. Over the course of my academic and professional career, I have had the privilege of working in several parts of the healthcare ecosystem, and I am excited to partner with companies that are redefining an industry ripe with innovation opportunity.

My interest in science led me to Harvard College where I concentrated in Neurobiology, with a secondary in Economics, and conducted thesis research at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. During college my interests broadened as I sought to take a more active role in reshaping the systems surrounding care delivery. I have since taken on roles as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, as an operator at Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH), and as a healthcare investor at Bessemer Venture Partners. I also received an MBA from The Wharton School, where I served as Co-President of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Club and graduated from the Healthcare Management Program.

Why are leadership & trust important in the digital health sector?

At Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH) I managed the strategic development and implementation of new value-based care initiatives for Accountable Care Organization (ACO) partners. Collaborating with cross-functional teams comprised of data scientists, physicians, and medical economists gave me an appreciation for the multi-disciplinary work required to lead and scale innovations in healthcare. My conviction is that the winners in digital health will embrace this complexity and develop solutions that sit at the nexus of traditional healthcare, consumer, and technology.

What do you like about partnering with entrepreneurs?

Our partner companies, and many of the entrepreneurs I encounter every day, are sharp, passionate, and mission-driven people that constantly reinvigorate my love for investing. Ultimately, I cherish the opportunity to not only invest in these entrepreneurs, but to build category-defining companies alongside them.