Lewis & Clark Ventures Welcomes New Principal to Drive Healthcare IT Investment

Lewis & Clark Ventures Welcomes New Principal to Drive Healthcare IT Investment

Helen Ciesielski joins the Clayton-based VC firm to manage the growing healthcare portfolio.

St. Louis, MO (March 6, 2017) – Lewis & Clark Ventures is pleased to announce the addition of Helen Ciesielski, MBA, to our growing team. As a Principal at our firm, Helen will spearhead a number of projects within the Lewis & Clark Ventures healthcare portfolio. She is responsible for managing all stages of the investment process, from identification of and investment in high-growth companies to portfolio management and exit.

Previously, Helen served as Principal at Ascension Ventures, a strategic healthcare venture fund focused on investing in companies in the IT, services, and medical technology sectors that deliver value to healthcare providers. Prior to her time at Ascension Ventures, Helen worked as an analyst for The Fortune Group, a middle-market investment bank.

“We could not be more delighted to have Helen on our team as we expand our pipeline of healthcare-sector opportunities,” said Brian Hopcraft, Managing Director of Lewis & Clark Ventures. “Her proven expertise – in addition to her enthusiasm for and excellence at identifying promising new investments – make her an excellent addition to the firm.”

Helen holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound and an MBA from the University of Portland. When not traveling the country to meet with healthcare innovators, Helen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, swimming, and reading.


About Lewis & Clark Ventures 

Lewis & Clark Ventures was founded by former operators with the conviction that innovation and entrepreneurial talent are plentiful between the U.S. coasts. Our venture capital firm invests in the highest potential Series A and B stage companies throughout America’s heartland in sectors such as enterprise software, healthcare IT and agriculture technology. Our vision for success is to become a trusted partner to every entrepreneur that we back and assist in their journey towards scale and significance.