Venrock is a venture capital firm focused on investments in technology and healthcare companies. It specializes in seed, early-stage, late-stage, mezzanine, growth capital, and first-round investments in information technology and emerging technologies. The firm aims to provide support to growing companies in a range of spheres, which include hiring, strategy, financing, scaling, introductions and managing an exit.
HQPalo Alto, CA, US
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Venrock was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Venrock

Ethan Batraski

Ethan Batraski

David Pakman

David Pakman

Bryan Roberts

Bryan Roberts

Julie Park

Julie Park

Consumer, Commerce, SMB & Creator Services
Camille Samuels

Camille Samuels

Brian Ascher

Brian Ascher

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Venrock Office Locations

Venrock has offices in Palo Alto, Boston and New York
Palo Alto, CA, US (HQ)
3340 Hillview Ave
Boston, MA, US
34 Farnsworth St
New York, NY, US
7 Bryant Park 23rd Floor
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Venrock News and Updates

Here's the pitch deck for a wealth-tech startup challenging custodians Fidelity and Charles Schwab that just nabbed $50 million from Insight and Venrock

Summary List PlacementJason Wenk started his career at Morgan Stanley in investment research over 20 years ago. Now, he's running a company that is hoping to broaden access to financial advice for less-wealthy individuals.  The startup just raised $50 million in Series B funding led by Insight Par…

See the pitch deck that an ex-Goldman partner and a public-health doctor used to convince Verily and Venrock to pour $8 million into a startup taking a new approach to fighting disease outbreaks

Summary List PlacementAs some Americans eye the end of the coronavirus pandemic, a California tech company is just getting started. The Public Health Company promises to help governments and businesses navigate the current pandemic and prepare for future outbreaks, using public and proprietary dat…

A Venrock VC shares 5 strategies commerce startups must take to succeed in an Amazon-dominated world

Summary List PlacementDisruptive commerce founders want to revolutionize what we buy, how we buy, or who we buy from. But commerce is a notoriously competitive space with unique hurdles. Standing large against that backdrop is Amazon.   It's safe to say that Amazon is the Goliath in the arena. Spu…

Kiadis to present at the Solebury Trout & Venrock EU Virtual Summer Event

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2, 2020 – Kiadis Pharma N.V. (“Kiadis” or the “Company”) (Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels: KDS), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announces that Kiadis will present at the Solebury Trout & Venrock EU Virtual Summer Event on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 …
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Venrock Blogs

Running Through Walls: Pandemic Preparedness: The Intersection of Academia and Public Health

Venrock partner Bob Kocher speaks with Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, Professor and Dean at Brown University School of Public Health, about the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and knowledge translation in tackling big public health problems. Dr. Jha delves into the journey that led him to become De…

Let’s Made A Deal: A Crash Course On Corporate Development

Wash, rinse, repeat: A startup is founded, first product ships, customers engage, and then a larger company’s corporate development team sends a blind email requesting to “connect and compare notes.” If you’re a venture-backed startup, it would be wise to generate a return at some point, which means…

Setting the Stage for the Next 10 Years of Health Care Payment Innovation

This article first appeared in It is co-authored with Rahul Rajkumar, MD. To some it might appear as though the US health care system has made little progress over the past 10 years. Ten years ago, many perceived that health care was unaffordable for many people in the US, and that …

13 Problem Areas in Data Infrastructure to build NewCos

Sharing the problem areas and opportunities that could see large, rapid growth new challenges emerge. A year ago, we decided to start open-sourcing our thinking around problems areas of interest, starting with 15 Problem Spaces in Developer Tools & Infrastructure We’re Excited About at Venrock. …

Running Through Walls: Automating Inventory Management

Not knowing where items are located, what’s in stock, or if they are properly priced cost the global retail industry more than a trillion dollars. Venrock partner David Pakman speaks with Brad Bogolea, co-founder and CEO of Simbe Robotics, about how Simbe’s robot Tally is solving these major blind s…

Investing in Rarible

Back in 2018, we speculated that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) would be the product category to take crypto mainstream. So far, we aren’t right, but are likely on our way to being correct. There are well more than 100 million crypto wallets in the world. According to the Gemini 2021 State of Crypto rep…
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Venrock Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Venrock founded?

    Venrock was founded in 1969.

  • Who are Venrock key executives?

    Venrock's key executives are Ethan Batraski, David Pakman and Bryan Roberts.

  • Where is Venrock headquarters?

    Venrock headquarters is located at 3340 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Venrock offices?

    Venrock has offices in Palo Alto, Boston and New York.

  • How many offices does Venrock have?

    Venrock has 3 offices.