Robert V. Gunderson, Jr.

Founding Partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

Robert V. Gunderson, Jr.

Robert V. Gunderson, Jr.

Founding Partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

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Career Highlights

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

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1590

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

1952

Age

69

Number of Awards

4

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Founding Partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

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Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Theravance Biopharma, Inc.

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Partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

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Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP

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Founding Partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

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Venture Partner at Illuminate Ventures

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Managing Director at Essex Woodlands Management, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Innoviva, Inc.

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Robert V. Gunderson, Jr.
Founding Partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP
Education
MA

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is generally ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

MBA in Finance

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

JD

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

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UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

Memberships
Executive Editor
Prior

The University of Chicago Law Review first appeared in 1933, thirty-one years after the Law School offered its first classes. Joseph Beale, the first Dean of the Law School, and William Rainey Harper, the first President of the University, had wanted to establish a law review sooner. The reasons for the delay, according to a letter of Professor James Parker Hall, included the small size of the faculty, the work accompanying the organization and early operations of the school, and, most importantly, the cost of publication. By the time 1 U Chi L Rev appeared in 1933, law reviews had already earned an influential place in American jurisprudence. The Supreme Court first cited a law review article in 1917. See Adams v Tanner, 224 US 590, 606, 613 (1917) (Brandeis dissenting), citing The American Labor Legislation Review. Student members of Volume One included Edward Levi, Stanley Kaplan, and Abraham Ribicoff. Authors of articles appearing in Volume One included William O. Douglas, Charles E. Clark, Charles O. Robory, Robert Hutchins, Joseph Beale, and E.W. Hinton. Over the next eight years, the Law Review grew in stature. Contributing authors included Bigelow, Pound, Wigmore, Kalven, and Williston. Student members included Bernard Meltzer, Harry Kalven, Albert Ehrenzweig, and Wally Blum, about whom it is said that, as Editor-in-Chief, he edited the Law Review at Jimmy's, beer in hand. Volume Ten marked the entry of the United States into World War II. A staff of just two students produced the first issue; with the fourth issue, the faculty assumed editorship. Volumes Ten through Thirteen, without much student work, averaged under 500 pages. After the war, the Law Review returned to the students. Since then the Law Review has continued to serve as a forum for the expression of ideas of leading professors, judges, and practitioners, as well as students, and as a training ground for University of Chicago Law School students. Prominent former members include Judge Abner Mikva and Provost Geoffrey Stone (both Editors-in-Chief); Judges Frank Easterbrook, Douglas Ginsburg, Danny Boggs, David Tatel, Michael McConnell, and Robert Bork; Senator Amy Klobuchar; and Professors Marvin Chirelstein, Daniel Fischel, Lawrence Friedman, Mary Ann Glendon, Randal Picker, Dale Carpenter, Ward Farnsworth, and M. Todd Henderson. The list of authors published includes Supreme Court Justices Brennan, Clark, Douglas, Frankfurter, Scalia, and Stevens; Judges Bazelon, Breitel, Frank, Friendly, Posner, Wald, Weinstein, Williams, Winter, and Wright; Justice Roger Traynor of the California Supreme Court; and Professors Ackerman, Calabresi, Dworkin, Hart, Llewellyn, Rawls, Wigmore, Williston, and Brainerd Currie, to mention only a few names from the list of illustrious scholars. The Law Review has even published an Article by J. Edgar Hoover.

Career History
Founding Partner
Current

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP is a business law firm that provides legal services to consumer, retail, information technology, communications, medical and life sciences industries. The company was founded in in 1995 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Advisor
Current

Trellis Partners invests in early-stage technology companies in the US. The firm target companies operating in the filed of e-commerce and telecommunications infrastructure. The provides financing for start-up and early stage capital requirements and also make co-investments.

Director
Prior

Theravance Biopharma US, Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The firm serves in the areas of inflammation and immunology, drug development programs, including the combination of fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium, and vilanterol. The company is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Boards & Committees
Advisor
Current

Trellis Partners invests in early-stage technology companies in the US. The firm target companies operating in the filed of e-commerce and telecommunications infrastructure. The provides financing for start-up and early stage capital requirements and also make co-investments.

Director
Prior - 2011

Heartport, Inc. develops systems and procedures for heart surgery. The company's technologies allow surgeons to perform a wide range of less invasive open-chest and minimally invasive heart operations, including stopped heart and beating heart procedures. Heartport was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
1999 - 2014

Theravance is a biopharmaceutical company with a pipeline of internally discovered product candidates and strategic collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. Theravance is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule medicines across a number of therapeutic areas including respiratory disease, bacterial infections, and central nervous system (CNS)/pain. The Company's key programs include: RELVAR™ or BREO™ ELLIPTA™(FF/VI), ANORO™ ELLIPTA™ (UMEC/VI) and MABA (Bifunctional Muscarinic Antagonist-Beta2 Agonist), each partnered with GlaxoSmithKline plc, and our oral Peripheral Mu Opioid Receptor Antagonist program. By leveraging its proprietary insight of multivalency to drug discovery, Theravance is pursuing a best-in-class strategy designed to discover superior medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need. Our objective is to discover, develop and commercialize new medicines with superior efficacy, convenience, tolerability and/or safety.

Political Donations
$400
1999

Former Senator from Tennessee

$600
1999

Former Senator from Tennessee

$400
1997

Former Senator from Tennessee

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Cardlytics, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Veeva Systems, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Workday, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Trusper, Inc. develops mobile applications. It offers Trusper, a free mobile app and website that allows users to quickly share and discover tips of daily life with trusted friends, family, and fans. The firm applications are available on iPhone and Android devices. The company was founded in 2012 by Jack S. Jia, Carrie Jiao, Ethan Gui and Robert Bradshaw and is headquartered in Los Altos Hills, CA.

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Vitae Pharmaceuticals LLC is a clinical-stage bio-pharmaceutical company. Its focuses on discovering and developing novel, small molecule drugs for diseases, including chronic kidney disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, and autoimmune disorders, acute coronary syndrome and immuno-oncology. The company was founded by John J. Baldwin, Bartosz A. Grzybowski, George M. Whitesides and Eugene Shakhnovich on May 21, 2001 and is headquartered in Fort Washington, PA.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #43
2008
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
2007
Lawdragon 500 - Leading Dealmakers in America
1995
The American Lawyer - Forty Five under 45
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