Al Wiegman

Al Wiegman

Senior Vice President and Managing Director

Providing Deep Domain Expertise.

Possessing a successful track record of transactions across the technology and healthcare sectors, Al provides guidance to Safeguard’s early- and growth-stage partner companies.

Al brings more than 15 years of venture capital experience to Safeguard. His deep domain expertise in healthcare services and technology provides a solid framework to deliver strategic and operational support to Safeguard’s partner companies and generate new capital deployment opportunities. Al is a board member of Safeguard’s partner companies Aktana, InfoBionic (Chairman) and Zipnosis.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Al was a General Partner at HLM Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm, with offices in Boston and San Francisco. At HLM, Al directly participated in 30 early- and growth-stage transactions across the technology and healthcare sectors, and was integrally involved in some notable exits including Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC’s acquisition of Fieldglass, Inc. and Hologic, Inc.’s acquisition of Interlace Medical. Al was also on the board of directors for other HLM portfolio companies including Soteira Inc., Linkwell Health, Inc., Spinal Kinetics, Inc., and Transcend Medical, Inc.

Al began his career as a Senior Financial Analyst at Fleet Bank of New York. He received an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.A in Economics from Hobart College.

"Safeguard offers a unique platform for entrepreneurs looking to raise money. They truly are a partner, supporting companies every step of the way—focusing on optimizing value versus adhering to arbitrary timelines."

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