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Company Overview of Versant Ventures, Inc.

Company Overview

Versant Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed, start-ups, and early stage investments. It seeks to invest in all segments of healthcare including discovery and development of novel therapeutics; medical devices and diagnostics; med-tech; life sciences that include biopharmaceuticals and biotechnology platforms; healthcare services; and healthcare information technology. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in the United States and Western Europe. The firm seeks to invest in the biotechnology sector in Canada. The firm typically invests between $10 million and $20 million into each startup before it’s sold or goes public. It will not invest in a company ...

One Sansome Street

Suite 3630

San Francisco, CA 94104

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for Versant Ventures, Inc.

Managing Director
Managing Director
Age: 61
Co-founder and Managing Director
Age: 63
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Age: 70
Managing Director
Age: 76
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Versant Ventures, Inc. Key Developments

Bayer and Versant Ventures Join Forces to Launch Stem Cell Therapy Company BlueRock Therapeutics

Bayer AG and Versant Ventures announced the launch of BlueRock Therapeutics, a next-generation regenerative medicine company that plans to develop induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) therapies to cure a range of diseases using an platform. BlueRock Therapeutics will be led by a team and has assembled its platform through a series of strategic partnerships with academia and industry. To enable BlueRock Therapeutics' platform and pipeline, Bayer and Versant are committing USD 225 million, representing one of the ever series A financings for a biotech company. The funds are projected to give BlueRock Therapeutics at least four years of runway and will allow the new company to advance a number of programs into the clinic, with an initial focus on cardiovascular diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. BlueRock Therapeutics' platform is enabled by strategic partnerships with a number of leading academic and industry collaborators in the U.S., Canada and Japan.

Versant Ventures, Inc. Presents at NY/NJ CEO Conference, Nov-03-2016 11:45 AM

Versant Ventures, Inc. Presents at NY/NJ CEO Conference, Nov-03-2016 11:45 AM. Venue: Apella at Alexandria Center, 450 E. 29 Street, New York, NY 10016, United States. Speakers: Carlo Rizzuto, Partner.

Versant Ventures, Inc. Presents at BioNJ's 4th Annual CEO Summit, Sep-23-2016 12:15 PM

Versant Ventures, Inc. Presents at BioNJ's 4th Annual CEO Summit, Sep-23-2016 12:15 PM. Venue: Bridgewater Marriott, New Jersey, United States. Speakers: Carlo Rizzuto, Partner.

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