Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures is a leading healthcare investment firm committed to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build the next generation of great healthcare companies. The firm invests across the healthcare sector and at all stages of company development, with an emphasis on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics. With $1.9 billion under management and offices in North America and Europe, Versant has built a team with deep investment, operating, and scientific expertise that enables a hands-on approach to company building. Since the firm’s founding in 1999, nearly 50 Versant companies have achieved successful acquisitions or IPOs.

Type
Investor
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
1999
Versant Ventures was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Versant Ventures

Gianni Gromo

Gianni Gromo

Partner
Guido Magni

Guido Magni

Partner
Carlo Rizzuto

Carlo Rizzuto

Partner
Kevin Hykes

Kevin Hykes

Venture Partner & Advisor

Versant Ventures Office Locations

Versant Ventures has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
3630 1 Sansome St

Versant Ventures Investment Portfolio

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Versant Ventures News and Updates

The Race To Acquire Medical Device Startups In One Graphic

Medical device startups across the globe raised nearly $4B in equity financing in 2016, placing last year just behind the 5-year high of $4.1B in 2014. NEA stands out as the most active investor in device startups with Versant Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, and High-Tech … Continued

Venture capital returned to normalcy in Q1 2017

The capital being invested in VC-backed startups is gradually decreasing — something the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and PitchBook describe as a return to normalcy in their report, which was released today. Dealflow slows During the first quarter of 2017, investors poured $16.5 billi…

Deals To Medical Device Startups Rebound After Downturn In 2015

Equity funding and deals to private medical device companies ticked up in 2016 following a downturn in 2015. Meanwhile, concerns over medical device cybersecurity risks continued to make headlines in the second half of the year, bringing increased uncertainty to … Continued

The Femtech Market Map: 45+ Startups Focused On Women’s Healthcare & Sexual Wellness

Startups targeting women’s healthcare have multiplied in recent years, spurred in part by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin’s launch of fertility tracking app Glow in 2013, which saw early funding from high-profile VCs such as Andreessen Horowitz and Founders Fund. Today, … Continued

Term Sheet — Monday, December 11

On deals and dealmakers.

101 Of The Biggest, Costliest Startup Failures Of All Time

For those who’ve been reading, we’ve had failure on the brain recently. This is partly because its a good counterbalance to the typical survivorship bias laden stories we read and also because understanding failure is critical to the algorithms underlying our … Continued
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