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.
A biotechnology company developing engineered cell therapies for treating diseases in neurology, cardiology and autoimmunity.
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.
Inogen is a Goleta, California-based company founded in 2001. They develop and manufacture lightweight, portable oxygen concentrators used to deliver oxygen therapy to patients with chronic respiratory conditions.
A company developing therapies for psychological and neurological illnesses
Veracyte is a diagnostics company offering genomic tests services
Gritstone Oncology is a Emeryville, California-based biotechnology company developing neoantigen-specific cancer immunotherapies.
A company focused on the immune response monitoring of patients with cancer, infection or autoimmune disease
A biotechnology company discovering drugs that target the epitranscriptomics machinery that modifies RNA.
A company focused on developing chemical process technology for production of chemicals from renewable feedstocks
Clovis Oncology is a Boulder, Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing cancer treatments.
AlterG is a Fremont, California-based company founded by Brent Looney.
A medical device company developing tools for orthopedic surgeons
Pathwork Diagnostics is a Redwood City, California-based molecular diagnostics for oncology company founded by Glenda G. Anderson.
VenatorRx Pharmaceuticals is a Malvern, Pennsylvania-based biotechnology and pharmaceutical company working in the discovery and development of anti-infectives to treat multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections and viral infections.
A pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercializtion of antibacterials for the treatment of infections
Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is a San Diego-based company founded in 2008 by Scott Struthers, Stephen F. Betz and Yun-Fei Zhu.
A biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of protein therapeutics
A company that focuses on discovery and development of prescription aesthetic medicine
American biotechnology company
Pandion Therapeutics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company developing modular proteins, antibodies and bispecifics for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
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