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Alta Partners

Alta Partners

A venture capital firm in San Francisco, California that invests in life science companies

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.

Timeline

1996
Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Cara Therapeutics

A company developing treatments for pain, inflammation and pruritus

A Cambridge, MA - based startup that uses gene editing tech for xenotransplantation procedures in the medical industry.

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals is a publicly held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecular therapeutics.

MacroGenics is a company founded by Leroy Hood, Ruedi Aebersold, Alan Aderem, Jeffrey V. Ravetch and Scott Koenig.

Kiadis Pharma is a biotechnology company developing stem cell regenerative medicine treatments for blood cancers and blood disorders.

Nanomix is a Emeryville, California-based medical diagnostics company developing mobile point-of-care diagnostic tools.

Formerly BioMedicines, Intarcia Therapeutics is an American biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for diseases with long-term treatment requirements.

Pathwork Diagnostics is a Redwood City, California-based molecular diagnostics for oncology company founded by Glenda G. Anderson.

Sanarus Technologies is a medical device company that develops and markets minimally-invasive, office-based breast care diagnosis and treatment solutions to patients and physicians.

A biopharmaceutiical company discovering, developing and manufacturing therapeutics for the treatment of canccer

Foldrx Pharmaceuticals is a company that develops disease modifying drug therapies.

A company developing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological diseases

A company that develops molecular imaging agents to detect and monitor chronic human diseases

Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc is a Wayne, Pennsylvania-based company founded in 2000 by Andrew Pearlman .

Tacit Software, acquired by Oracle, is a company using a productivity tool called illumio to monitor news, blogs, and wikis for knowledge sharing.

nCircle Network Security is a security company founded by Kanen Flowers.

A pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercializtion of antibacterials for the treatment of infections

A company focused on discovery and development of protein biologics for human therapeutics to treat rare diseases

A company developing ion trap therapies to treat hyperkalemia and liver diseases

A company developing antiviral medicines for the treatment of diseases

An immunotherapy company developing approaches to enable the body's immune system to fight against diseases

A biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity

A company that develops therapeutic antibodies to treat diseases and allergies

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Dan Janney

Managing Director

Farah Champsi

Managing Director

Guy P. Nohra

Founder and Managing Director

Larry Randall

CFO

Alison de Bord

Director

Ed Penhoet

Director

Peter Hudson

Managing Director

Robert Simon

General Partner

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Allakos

CuraSen Therapeutics

DispatchHealth

DispatchHealth

EGenesis

Paladina Health

Qihan Biotech

Sutro Biopharma

VertiFlex

Vir Biotechnology

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
AlleyWatch
March 7, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Blake Dodge
February 24, 2021
Business Insider
Startups looking at new ways to pay for and provide care like Cityblock Health and VillageMD collectively raised $3.6 billion in 2020.
Alta Partners
February 18, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Alta Partners, a leading early-stage healthcare venture capital firm, held the first and final closing of Alta Partners NextGen Fund III, L.P....

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