Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing ClearDATA CEO Darin Brannan as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2019 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.
Goldman Sachs selected Mr. Brannan as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event. Goldman Sachs is recognizing Brannan among the world’s accomplished entrepreneurs who build enduring companies that reshape industries and drive progress through innovation. Brannan has a proven track record of creating and leading industry defining companies that apply disruptive new technologies to transformative markets. In the process, Brannan has consistently succeeded at building companies with world-class management teams and business ecosystems, and which deliver outsized returns to investors.
Mr. Brannan has a driving passion for improving healthcare, which is why he co-founded ClearDATA®, the leading healthcare cloud, security and compliance platform for healthcare organizations. Prior to joining ClearDATA, he founded Web.com, known as the world’s leading business domain provider, web builder and cloud platform provider. In the process, he raised $65M from top VC firms, had a successful IPO, grew annual revenue to $750 million, hired 4,000 employees and negotiated a multi-billion dollar exit. Prior to Web.com, Mr. Brannan founded Verio, which for many years was known as the world’s largest cloud hosting company. He grew Verio to $325 million in revenue, experienced a successful IPO with a $1.2B market valuation, and helped negotiate its sale for over $5 billion in cash to NTT Data. Mr. Brannan helped launch VIANet, an international version of Verio, which was valued at $3.5 billion at IPO. Mr. Brannan also honed his skills at building start-up companies while working as a venture capitalist at Norwest Venture Partners and Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., where he sourced, invested, and helped guide a dozen start-ups that were successfully acquired or went public.
“It’s an honor to receive this award by Goldman Sachs at its Builders + Innovators Summit,” said Mr. Brannan. “I’m fortunate to be able to do what I love and work with an amazing team that is deeply committed to helping healthcare organizations modernize and protect Healthcare IT. The end result is to accelerate emerging technologies that transform and improve patient outcomes, truly saving and extending lives as the overall industry improves.”
“True innovation is built from a diversity of perspectives and experiences,” said David M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. “Our Builders + Innovators Summit brings together a collective of impressive future leaders who are striving to drive meaningful change. For 150 years, Goldman Sachs has supported entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. That’s why we are pleased to recognize Darin Brannan as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019.”
In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
Healthcare professionals across the globe trust the ClearDATA HITRUST-certified cloud to safeguard their sensitive data and power their critical applications available across the major public cloud platforms. For healthcare organizations, customers receive one of the most comprehensive Business Associate Agreements (BAA) in the industry, combined with market-leading healthcare-exclusive security and compliance solutions, and multi-cloud expertise. ClearDATA’s innovative platform of solutions and services protects customers from data privacy risks, improves their data management, and scales their healthcare IT infrastructure, enabling the industry to focus on making healthcare better by improving healthcare delivery, every single day.