Janelle joined Versant in September 2017 as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence working out of the firm’s New York office. She is an accomplished investment professional with consulting, operating and venture capital experience. Janelle started her career with the Boston Consulting Group before joining Merck & Co in 2008. During that period Janelle assumed responsibility for building the company’s Merck Ventures internal research venture fund. Most recently, she was a managing director at CTI Life Sciences Fund and has built a deep network within the New York and Boston biotech entrepreneur communities.
Janelle holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University.