Charles Warden

Charles Warden is a Managing Director who has been a medical device venture investor since 1992. He works closely with entrepreneurial device companies every step of the way, from inception to success. Prior to joining Versant he was a general partner at Schroder Ventures Life Sciences (now SV Life Sciences) where he led the SV medical device effort.

Previously, Charles worked with Boston Capital Ventures, where he concentrated on medical device and other healthcare investments. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Charles was a consultant with Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm.

Charles has been actively involved with The Innovation Factory, a medical devices incubator, since its beginnings in 1999. He is also involved in ForSight Labs, an ophthalmic incubator, and with The Foundry, a medical devices incubator.

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Raised in South Africa, Charles has a love for outdoors adventuring with his wife and two daughters in both distant and local lands. A family hike to find ancient bush paintings, while dodging wildlife along the way, ranks as a recent highlight. Charles is an avid but so-so skier, fisherman, squash player, and cook. He also plucks a guitar from time to time.