Minnesota Healthtech Founder John Fraser is Coming Back for More

By July 1, 2017 January 7th, 2021 No Comments

John Fraser is no stranger to Minnesota’s healthcare industry – he’s started and scaled not just one, but two, nationwide healthtech companies that have since been bought out.

ABILITY Network, formerly VisionShare, was his cofounding back in 2000, followed by ApeniMED in 2007.

Much could be written about both of these respective firms; the long story short is that ABILITY was bought by Bain Capital in 2008, spun out again, and eventually resold to Summit Equity for $550m in 2014. Still headquartered in Minneapolis to this day and now approaching 400 employees, ABILITY has demonstrated continued growth via acquisition with no signs of slowing down.

ApeniMED, on the other hand, made health information exchange software that appealed to Wisconsin’s IOD, which acquired ApeniMED for an undisclosed price in 2013.

Fraser, with MD partners Robert Scott and Kevin Peterson, is now on the cusp of this third healthtech venture: