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Company Overview of Venrock

Company Overview

Venrock is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early stage, and first round investments. The firm may also consider second round investments. It primarily invests in information technology, healthcare, media, and energy and nanotechnology, biotechnology, drug discovery and development, life sciences, material sciences, digital media and mobile, Internet, consumer, consumer electronics, enablers, healthcare information technology and services, diagnostics, medical devices, payments, Software-as-a-Service, application software, hardware, communication, network, emerging big data, telecom equipment, wireless, enterprise software and infrastructure, security, financial services, retail,...

530 Fifth Avenue

22nd Floor

New York, NY 10036

United States

Founded in 1969





Key Executives for Venrock

Partner and General Partner
Age: 47
Age: 57
Partner and General Partner
Age: 47
Age: 73
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Venrock Key Developments

Venrock Announces Executive Appointments

Venrock announced that Camille Samuels and Doug Dooley have joined the investment team, both in the Palo Alto office. As a Partner, Samuels brings over a decade of venture investing experience to Venrock and will continue her efforts in biotech and consumer health, while expanding her focus to later stage healthcare companies. Formerly an entrepreneur, Dooley will focus on infrastructure technologies and cloud-centric software. Previously, Samuels was a Managing Director at Versant Ventures where she invested in Achaogen (AKAO), Kythera (KYTH), and Novacardia (acquired by Merck), among others. Prior to Versant, she was responsible for business development at Tularik Inc. (acquired by Amgen) and also spent time at Genzyme, Millennium Predictive Medicine and LEK Consulting. Dooley builds on a two-decade career at infrastructure technology companies ranging from large corporations like Cisco and Intel to security and virtualization startups like Neoteris, NetScreen, and RingCube.

Lithium Technologies Reportedly To Acquire Klout

Lithium Technologies, Inc. is seeking to acquire Klout, Inc. from group of investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greycroft Partners LLC, Institutional Venture Partners and Venrock, source close to the negotiations said. While the papers have been signed, the deal has yet to close, according to a source close to the negotiations. The majority of the deal is in stock, the source told CNNMoney. Also according to Redem report Lithium Technologies is in the final stages of acquiring the startup for $100 million for a mix of cash and stock. Both Klout and Lithium declined requests for comment on the report.

Venrock Presents at 16(th) Annual MIT Venture Capital Conference, Dec-13-2013

Venrock Presents at 16(th) Annual MIT Venture Capital Conference, Dec-13-2013. Venue: Marriott Cambridge Hotel, Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Dec-13-2013, Matthew M. Nordan, Vice President and Partner, Ray A. Rothrock, Partner.

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