Marisa

Bass

Healthcare Investor

Primary Venture Partners

Marisa Bass is a Principal at Primary Venture Partners, a NYC seed stage venture capital firm, where she focuses on investing in innovative healthcare businesses and supporting young businesses achieve scale. She was most recently the General Manager of Healthcare at CLEAR (“YOU,” NYSE), where she was responsible for creating and maintaining a healthcare vertical, leveraging CLEAR’s secure identity platform. Marisa joined CLEAR from Quartet, a healthcare technology and services startup integrating mental and physical health, where she was Director of Business Development. At Quartet, Marisa built and led a national health system business, developing the division strategy, business model and managing associated client pursuits.

Prior to Quartet, Marisa was Head of Finance and Strategy for Emblem Health’s three fully capitated dual-eligible managed long-term care (MLTC) programs, focusing on improving patient outcomes. Marisa started her career in finance at Citi Private Bank, culminating as Head of Business Planning and Execution for the North American Investments business. As an NYC native, Marisa grew up volunteering and interning with various local hospitals, developing an early passion for the intersection of healthcare and business.

Marisa received her MBA in healthcare management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics and minor in healthcare management at the University of Pennsylvania. Marisa has been an active board member of the Wharton Healthcare Management Alumni Association (WHCMAA) since 2018.

Marisa is a volunteer at Mount Sinai’s Adolescent Health Center and a founding Maverick Next fellow, a two year fellowship sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, London School of Economics and non-profit PSI focused on developing innovative programs to support family planning initiatives for women and girls globally.

Latest
Updates

Discover what's happening at PSI

Identifying Challenges and Taking Action – The Phil Harvey Innovation Award Winners

When Innocent Grant was just 18 years old, he started school to become a doctor. As part of his education, he was sent to his home region in Southern Tanzania to do fieldwork in rural clinics. It was in these remote, under-resourced clinics that Grant says he first became aware of the perils women face in seeking access to safe abortion.

+ Read More

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM PILOTING THE WHO’S SELF-CARE GUIDELINES

With the WHO’s published, Consolidated Guideline on Self-Care Interventions for Health, self-care had been formally recognized as a core strategy for strengthening health systems and advancing universal health coverage, while reducing strain on overburdened health systems.  

+ Read More

A DECADE OF LEARNINGS FOR THE NEXT DECADE OF PROGRESS

Effective, evidence-based advocacy can increase access to quality and voluntary family planning. From its beginning in 2009, the Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative has aimed  to demonstrate just that. Using the  SMART Advocacy[1] approach, AFP advocates have achieved nearly 3,000 advocacy wins contributed to improved family planning policies, and generated $168 million in funds from national and local governments and the private sector.

+ Read More

4 PRIORITIES TO REACH THE OUAGADOUGOU PARTNERSHIP’S 2030 GOALS

In 2011 – the year the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP) launched—the nine Francophone West Africa (FWA) countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinee, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo) had some of the lowest contraceptive rates in the world.

+ Read More

THE PRIVATE SECTOR’S CRITICAL ROLE IN LAST MILE MALARIA ELIMINATION

In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), 70% of the population first seek fever treatment from the private sector, meaning that private providers see most of the malaria cases in the region.

+ Read More

Universal Health Coverage, but not without Family Planning

Family planning is a fundamental pillar in universal health coverage, and in ensuring the well-being of individuals, families, and communities worldwide.

+ Read More

Cover

01 #PeoplePowered

02 Breaking Taboos

03 Section Title

04 Section Title

Join PSI at ICFP

icons8-linkedin-circled-240
icons8-twitter-circled-240