SemperVirens, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm investing in technology companies, announced the appointment of Stephan Roche as CEO.
As CEO of SemperVirens, Roche will partner with the investment team to accelerate the growth of the firm. He will support its strategy of securing early stakes in the new winners of the world of work and bring an operator’s mindset to help amplify their growth. Core to this is the SemperSystem™, a proprietary operating system built on the firm’s network of investors, entrepreneurs, expert advisors, employers, and strategic distribution partners. The SemperSystem serves as a growth engine for its portfolio companies by providing go-to-market deals, expert operating support, and market insights used to each company’s specific needs.
In his most recent role, Roche served as CEO of a multigenerational family office, leading them through a period of significant growth and transformation. During his tenure, he led the creation of an institutional-class in-house investment team that oversees an extensive portfolio across diverse asset classes, including direct investments. Earlier in his career, Roche was an entrepreneur in fintech, one of SemperVirens’ core areas of investment focus.
SemperVirens is a venture capital firm investing in B2B tech startups reshaping the worlds of health, wealth and work. SemperVirens has $225M AUM, and a portfolio of 60 companies.
Commenting on the news, Greg Golub, co-founder of SemperVirens, said: “Stephan’s combination of experiences as an entrepreneur and proven strategic leader make him an ideal person to serve as CEO of SemperVirens.”