Andy Slavitt

General partner

Town Hall Ventures




Andy Slavitt’s presence helps to shine a national spotlight on Minnesota, and not only because he tweets about local politics and companies. Since returning from Washington, where he served as acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the final years of the Obama administration, Slavitt has made Minneapolis the home base for two new health care initiatives: a nonprofit called United States of Care, which aims to provide non-partisan thought leadership on solutions that improve the quality and affordability of health care, and an investment firm, Town Hall Ventures, which is looking to invest in businesses that can transform health care delivery to underserved populations. “Minnesota was part of the original wave of health care innovation,” the former chief executive of Optum told TCB earlier this year. “I think we’re at a time now [when] we need 2.0 of that.”