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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, medical devices and diagnostics; 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 unless it has at least $500 million in annualized potentia...

3000 Sand Hill Road

Building 4

Suite 210

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for Versant Ventures, Inc.

Managing Director
Managing Director
Age: 58
Managing Director
Managing Director
Age: 60
Managing Director
Age: 67
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Versant Ventures, Inc. Key Developments

Versant Ventures, Inc. Presents at Biotech Showcase 2014, Jan-15-2014 08:00 AM

Versant Ventures, Inc. Presents at Biotech Showcase 2014, Jan-15-2014 08:00 AM. Venue: Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, California, United States. Speakers: Carlo Rizzuto, Operating Principal.

Versant Ventures Expands into Canada to Invest in Innovative, Early-Stage Drug Discoveries and Accelerate Commercialization of Scientific Research

Versant Ventures is expanding operations into Canada to invest in early-stage drug discovery programs and establish new life science companies that can accelerate the commercialization of scientific research in Canada. Versant has already established an office and created an Inception Sciences drug discovery engine in Vancouver to launch new companies. Inception Sciences recently joined forces with Bayer Healthcare to develop innovative therapeutics for retinal eye disease. Versant committed a $10 million Series A investment alongside research funding from Bayer to a new biotech company called Inception 4. The management team at Versant is planning on launching a similar unit in Montreal in 2014. Versant recently formed a biotechnology incubator in Toronto, called Blueline Bioscience, which is collaborating with Celgene and aims to launch new companies in areas such as oncology and inflammation. Blueline Bioscience is headquartered in the MaRS Discovery District of Toronto.

Versant Ventures, Inc. Presents at 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum, Oct-09-2013 03:30 PM

Versant Ventures, Inc. Presents at 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum, Oct-09-2013 03:30 PM. Venue: The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States. Speakers: Brian G. Atwood, Managing Director.

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