Venrock

Venrock

Venrock is a venture capital firm investing in technology and health

Venrock capital is a private equity based venture capital firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The firm was founded in 1969 as the venture capital instrument of Laurance Rockefeller, grandson of John D. Rockefeller, and his siblings. The firm primarily invests in the technology and healthcare industries.

The firms first investments were in the aviation industry and the semiconductor sector.The company made early investments in computer companies Apple and Intel. It was a key investor in Aetna Health and has invested in the pharmaceutical companies such as Ironwood Pharmaceuticals as well. In 2017, the firm announced it had raised $450 million for its eighth fund.

The company also has offices in New York and Boston.

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Symantec is a Mountain View, California-based cybersecurity company providing security, storage, and systems management solutions for consumers and enterprises.

Illumina is a biotechnology company founded in 1998 located in San Diego, California, developing and selling instruments, reagents, and services for DNA sequencing applications.

Designs and manufactures nanotechnology materials to improve display color performance and batteries

Dollar Shave Club offers a monthly membership service that delivers stainless steel razor blades and other personal grooming products to customers by mail.

Athenahealth is a Watertown, Massachusetts-based medical software company offering appointment scheduling, electronic health records, medical billing, patient engagement and care co-ordination.

A biotechnology company developing drugs and treatments to diminish negative health effects associated with aging.

Doctor On Demand is an online service for patients to see their physician on their computer, tablet, or phone.

Nightfall identifies business-critical data across SaaS, APIs, and data infrastructure so it can be managed and protected.

Cynapsus Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical subsidiary of Sunovion developing a non-injectable rescue therapy for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

A biotechnology company offering a genomics platform supporting scientific research into life sciences such as oncology, immunology, and neuroscience.

An electric vehicle technology company making luxury electric vehicles.

Tally an autonomous robotic shelf auditing and analytics solution for retail.

U.S-based company providing a platform to match patients with the right healthcare personnel.

Global company which provides a variety of internet services and mobile applications pertaining to road traffic

Grand Rounds, Inc. is a San Francisco-based company founded by Owen Tripp.

Castlight Health is a San Francisco-based healthcare company.

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Aaron White

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Bo Kim

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Bob Kocher

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Brian Ascher

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David Beisel

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David Pakman

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Doug Dooley

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Greg Schwartz

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Jessica Verrilli

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Marissa Campise

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Nick Beim

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Ray Rothrock

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Richard Kerby

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Ryan Kiskis

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