“PAC Man” Harder’s Legacy: Bright Health

Josh Harder led BVP’s 2016 investment in Bright Health, a health insurance startup that provided hospitals and doctors through a faith-based non-profit hospital operator, Centura Health. The next year, the company would qualify to hike premiums on customers not covered by employer options by 30.7% – a move that was projected to be particularly devastating for Colorado’s rural communities.

Immediately prior to his election, Josh “PAC Man” Harder worked at Bessemer Venture Partners, a $4 billion global venture capital firm. Initially hired in the firm’s New York office in 2014, Harder moved to San Francisco in 2016 and was promoted to Vice President where he was charged with “work(ing) closely with BVP’s investing partners to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in mobile, telecom, infrastructure and enterprise applications,” according to a press release dated September 21, 2016.

A trail of layoffs and workplace abuse follow many of Bessemer’s questionable investments throughout Josh Harder’s tenure.
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