Versant Ventures is a leading venture capital firm that specializes in investments in game changing medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, and other life science opportunities. Founded in 1999, the firm consists of an experienced team of managing directors committed to helping entrepreneurs build successful companies that impact healthcare and improve quality of life.


  • Our focus is medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, and other life sciences opportunities
  • We have $1.6 billion under management and are currently investing our $500 million fund raised
    in July 2008
  • Our team is composed of 11 Managing Directors and six Investment Professionals and we benefit from the work and counsel of several Venture Partners and Entrepreneurs in Residence
  • We are managing over 75 companies in our portfolio
  • Initial investments have been as small as $250 thousand and total investments have been as large
    as $30 million
  • We are board members of almost all of our portfolio companies
  • You can locate us at one of our offices in the San Francisco Bay area, Newport Beach, Minneapolis, Canada or in Basel, Switzerland
  • We invest throughout the United States, Western Europe and Canada