Brian Atwood

Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

Brian Atwood

Brian Atwood

Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Mission Bay Capital Management, Inc.
Versant Venture Management LLC
Cell Design Labs, Inc.

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Number of Boards

28

Birthday

1953

Age

68

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Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Vida Ventures LLC

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Venture Partner at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Partner at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Partner at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Clovis Oncology, Inc.

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Founder at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

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Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Brian Atwood
Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC
Education
MBA
Class of 1981

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

MS in Ecology

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis) is a public teaching and research university located in Davis, California just west of Sacramento. The campus covers 7,309 acres (2,958 ha), making it the largest within the 10 campus University of California system. UC Davis also has the third largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley. The University of California, Davis campus is the largest campus in the UC system by land area, spanning 7,309 acres (2,957.8 ha) across two counties: Yolo and Solano. Though named after the City of Davis, the campus is technically located adjacent to the City of Davis in an unincorporated part of Yolo and Solano counties. The main campus is located 15 miles (24.1 km) west of Sacramento in the Sacramento Valley, part of California's Central Valley, and is adjacent to Interstate Highway 80. The Davis campus is the only school within the UC system with an airport, just west of main campus, and is one of two UC schools with its own fire department; the other being UC Santa Cruz. The campus is also conveniently located approximately an hour away from both San Francisco and the Napa Valley and two hours from Lake Tahoe. It is also one of only three schools in the University of California system, the others being UC Berkeley and UC Irvine, with a nuclear lab.

BS in Biological Sciences

University of California, Irvine is a public research university located in Irvine, California and one of the 10 general campuses in the University of California (UC) system. UCI's Orange County campus is the fifth-largest in the UC system. UC Irvine is considered a Public Ivy and became a member of the Association of American Universities in 1996, and is the youngest university to hold membership. It also administers the UC Irvine Medical Center, a large teaching hospital; the UC Irvine Health Sciences system in the City of Orange; the University of California, Irvine, Arboretum; and a portion of the University of California Natural Reserve System.

Career History
Co-Founder
1999 - Current

Versant Ventures is an active manager which invests in biotechnology companies located globally. The firm participates in early and later stage capital requirements.

Managing Director
1999 - Current
Managing Director
1999 - Current
Boards & Committees
Member, Investment Advisory Committee
Current

Mission Bay Capital Management, Inc seeks investment opportunities in healthcare companies located in the US. The firm provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2009

Accelerator Corp. invests in emerging life sciences opportunities. Through the global activities of their affiliates, the firm has access to new technologies and commercial opportunities developed at leading research institutions, universities and biotechnology companies around the world. Accelerator Corp. looks for companies that are milestone-driven and have a set of objectives designed to advance novel technologies rapidly from discovery to a proof-of-concept development stage that supports further financing.

Director
Prior - 2005

Xenogen Corp. provides real time in-vivo imaging services and genetic modification technologies. Its products and technologies include an imaging system, software, and biological materials. Its solutions are designed to improve discovery and pre-clinical research in multiple therapeutic areas. The company was founded by Pamela Reilly Contag and Christopher H. Contag in 1995 and is headquartered in Alameda, CA.

Director
Current

Biotechnology Innovation Organization is the world's biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,200 members worldwide. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology technologies. Corporate members range from entrepreneurial companies developing a first product to Fortune 100 multinationals. also represent state and regional biotech associations, service providers to the industry and academic centers.

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Cell Design Labs, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Cell Design Labs, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Cell Design Labs, Inc. develops disruptive cell-based therapies for cancer and other devastating diseases. The company was founded by Brian G. Atwood and Fred E. Cohen in 2016 and is headquartered in Emeryville, CA.

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