More About Bob
Bob Badal is the Head of Business Development in Healthcare on the Bio + Health team.
Prior to joining a16z, in 2018, Bob co-founded Strive Health, in order to disrupt the renal care industry status quo, and to dramatically improve clinical outcomes for chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease patients, healthcare providers, and insurers. Building upon Bob’s desire to identify and deploy disruptive solutions to improve patient care, he also cofounded WaveHealth, an electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) company, in 2017.
From late 2003 through the end of 2016, Bob served in various senior executive roles at DaVita. During his 12+ year tenure, Bob was directly responsible for all health plan and provider network contracting and strategy for both DaVita’s Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group (formerly Healthcare Partners) divisions, a total portfolio of more than $2.5 billion in annual revenue. Bob also served as President of Latin America Operations for DaVita Kidney Care. Bob currently serves as a Board Member for multiple organizations including Wellbe Senior Medical, Lightfully Behavioral Health, Prism Vision Holdings, and Commons Clinic.
Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and law from Trinity University in San Antonio Texas. Following his undergraduate degree, Bob worked in the healthcare field for over 10 years, in health plan network development and hospital administration roles, before earning his MBA from University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Bob currently lives in Southern California with his wife and their young son, pursuing their shared passion to travel, love of soccer, and the beach life that SoCal provides. Bob also finds time to fill his cup with various adrenaline/extreme sport activities.