Startup Risk Reward Balance
UCSF Innovation Ventures and Mubadala Capital co-hosted an Investor and Founder Panel Discussion on Balancing Startup Risk and Reward. Thank you to the Panelists Eric Gomez, Michael Pellini, Hani Goodarzi, and Nikole Kimes.
ClearPoint Neuro Partners With UCSF
UCSF and ClearPoint Neuro announce partnership to develop an innovative cellular delivery platform from the lab of Dr. Daniel Lim, to enable precise and targeted therapeutic delivery.
Endowments Remedy the "Valley of Death"
UCSF’s Roopa Ramamoorthi, PhD, writes in STAT how the InVent Fund is designed to keep projects in-house longer, increasing returns and “de-risking” so they become more attractive to investors.
Delve Bio Launches As NewCo
Delve Bio’s recent raise of $35M from Xontogeny, Google Ventures, etc. is a significant success for our office and UCSF. The company has 3 UCSF co-founders and this is an important partnership for UCSF.
EpiBiologics' Extends Launch to $70M
The launch was shepherded by Innovation Ventures Assistant Director of Business Development, Kristin Agopian, and co-led by Mubadala Capital and Polaris Partners, with participation from Vivo Capital and GV.

From Disclosure to Launch
GritX, created by UCSF faculty Bryan King, MD, MBA, and Michael Godoy, is an example of how UCSF's innovation process works. Disclosure to launch.

Let's Talk About Commercialization...

Translational technology development and commercialization is a complex process because every project is unique. Innovation Ventures is dedicated to helping the UCSF community navigate those complexities by working up close with our research faculty and promising students to really understand their science. We have a single purpose and that is to support the transition of UCSF innovation out of the lab and into the marketplace as more fully developed therapies, with greater confidence of success. Whether evaluating a new discovery, securing funding, seeking external partnerships, or starting new companies, Innovation Ventures is here to facilitate the protection, development, and commercialization of novel and valuable healing inventions.

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