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Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures

A venture capital and private equity firm investing companies focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics.

Versant Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology platforms, specialty pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, and healthcare information technology companies. The firm is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and was founded in 1999 by Barbara Lubash, Brian Atwood, Donald B. Milder, Rebecca Robertson, Samuel Colella, and William Link. Versant Ventures makes debt, early stage, late stage, and private equity investments. According to the firms website they have $3.2 billion under management, 34 initial public offerings, and 42 mergers & acquisitions.

Notable exits made by Versant Ventures include: Adverum Biotechnologies, Akero, BlueRock Therapeutics, Ceterix Orthopaedics, CymaBay Therapeutics, Forsight Vision4, Gritstone Oncology, NeuWave Medical, Okairos, Twelve, and WaveTec Vision.

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A biopharmaceutical and gene editing company founded in 2013. CRISPR Therapeutics AG is based in Zug, Switzerland and CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary with R&D operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts and business offices in London, U.K.

A company developing therapies for psychological and neurological illnesses

A company focused on the immune response monitoring of patients with cancer, infection or autoimmune disease

RedBrick Health is a Minneapolis-based company.

A company focused on developing chemical process technology for production of chemicals from renewable feedstocks

A diagnostics company offering genomic tests services

AlterG is a Fremont, California-based company founded by Brent Looney.

A medical device company developing tools for orthopedic surgeons

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

A biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of protein therapeutics

A company that focuses on discovery and development of prescription aesthetic medicine

A company that offers DNA analysis and genome mapping system

A biopharmaceutical company developing protein therapeutics

Benvenue Medical is a healthcare company.

Intuity Medical is a Fremont, California-based company.

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

Cameron Health is a San Clemente, California-based healthcare company.

A antiviral therapeutics company developing drugs for chronic Hepatitis B

A company developing treatments for liver and other chronic dieases

A company developing and providing measurement technology surgeons of cataract patients

A company developing and manufacturing pharmaceuticals products

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Meagan Simpson
August 8, 2019
BetaKit
BlueRock Therapeutics is set to be fully acquired by German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer AG.

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