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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.


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