Healthcare

Brent Ahrens

General Partner / West Coast

Since 1999

Brent leads investments in an array of healthcare companies, with a focus on biopharma and medtech. Prior to joining Canaan, Brent worked in both commercial and technical roles at General Surgical Innovations, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (J&J), and IAP Research. He also has several surgical instrument patents to his credit. Brent earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College after graduating with a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

Brent in 5

Origins: Born in Ohio

Travel: Enjoy traveling around this great country - & others too!

Talent: Used to know how to fix cars

Dream Job: Ski instructor or wood worker

Bucket List: Travel in space & attend The Masters

Investments

Current

Previous

  • Calixa Therapeutics
    Acquired by Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • Cerexa
    Acquired by Forest Labs
  • Data Sciences International
    Acquired by Harvard Bioscience
  • DexCom
    IPO
  • Durata Therapeutics
    IPO
  • Elevation Pharmaceuticals
    Acquired by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
  • Peninsula Pharmaceuticals
    Acquired by Johnson & Johnson
  • Revivant
    Acquired by ZOLL
  • Spinifex Pharmaceuticals
    Acquired by Novartis

Latest

Brent in 5

Origins: Born in Ohio

Travel: Enjoy traveling around this great country - & others too!

Talent: Used to know how to fix cars

Dream Job: Ski instructor or wood worker

Bucket List: Travel in space & attend The Masters