Alta Partners is a venture capital firm in San Francisco, California that invests in life science companies. Founded by Garrett Gruener, Guy P. Nohra, and Jean Deleage, it has funded over 130 companies in the industry since 1996. It invests in debt, private equity, early and late stage ventures, specifically in Series A, Series B, and post-IPO equity. Its portfolio companies include EGenesis, Qihan Biotech, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Chimerix and Evofem Biosciences.
The company focuses on early-stage investing in life sciences, information technology and communications. Alta Partners has raised over $2.0 billion in capital and has invested $1.8 billion in over 150 life sciences companies.