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

Camille Samuels

Camille Samuels

Brian Ascher

Brian Ascher

Nick Beim

Nick Beim

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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

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 …

Suki raises $20M to create a voice assistant for doctors

When trying to figure out what to do after an extensive career at Google, Motorola, and Flipkart, Punit Soni decided to spend a lot of time sitting in doctors’ offices to figure out what to do next. It was there that Soni said he figured out one of the most annoying pain points for doctors […]

Corvidia Therapeutics Secures $60 Million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Clinical Work

PRESS RELEASE: Corvidia Therapeutics Inc., a leading clinical stage biotechnology company, today announced the close of a $60 million USD Series B funding round. The financing will accelerate growth of Corvidia's ongoing clinical programs, expand scientific...

Obama’s former chief data scientist, DJ Patil, joins Venrock as an adviser

 DJ Patil, the chief data scientist under President Barack Obama, has joined Venrock Capital as an adviser. Patil has long been a proponent of using data science and artificial intelligence to solve some of the nation’s biggest problems around areas including medicine, policing and the criminal just…
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Venrock Blogs

Running Through Walls: Career Goals

Emily Drabant Conley, CEO of Federation Bio, joins Venrock partner Racquel Bracken to chat about lessons learned from her time at 23andMe and how Federation Bio is disrupting the microbiome space. Conley discusses key takeaways from her experience in handling moments of crisis, including the importa…

Incentives and information drive health care innovation: lessons from Medicare Advantage

This article first appeared in It is co-authored with Bryan Roberts. Health care in America often feels like it moves at a glacial pace, if that fast. Case in point: fax machines remain indispensable as a way of transferring information. On a larger scale, the U.S. health care system s…

Medicare Payment Reform’s Next Decade: A Strategic Plan For The Center For Medicare And Medicaid Innovation

This article first appeared in It is co-authored with Amol S. Navathe, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Sherry Glied, and Farzad Mostashari. The federal government is facing a fiscal crisis with impending insolvency of the Medicare Trust Fund in 2024, a long-standing challenge accelerated by t…

Running Through Walls: Navigating the IPO Process

Venrock partner Nimish Shah speaks with Jason Fenton, managing director and head of health care capital markets at Cowen, to discuss the explosion of activity in the biotech IPO market this year. Fenton dives into the pros and cons of a virtual IPO process and shares best practices for companies loo…

Earn While Doing What You Love

When I was in high school I had the good fortune to earn a spot on the Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps. It was a job that was every bit as fun as it sounds, and because we were unionized state employees, it paid decently too. Our days involved sitting on the lifeguard stand every other […] The post Earn…

Running Through Walls: NFL to VC

Ryan Nece is a former NFL player, Super Bowl winner, and now a venture capitalist at Next Play Capital. He joins Venrock partner Brian Ascher to chat about the transition from the field to the boardroom, including why so many professional athletes take an interest in venture capital and what elite a…
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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.