Wende identifies, builds and invests in companies that change medicine by bringing novel drugs, technologies and devices to market. She has partnered with founders to deliver more than a dozen of those innovations to patients. She started her venture career as a General Partner at Mayfield. She previously held senior marketing roles at GenPharm and Nellcor. Wende holds an A.B. in human biology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Wende in 5
Travel: City sights followed by outdoor adventure days – perfect combo
Origins: Stints in Asia & Europe but I never leave my native Bay Area for long
Giving: Global health & preserving the environment
Sport: Hiking, biking, skiing, sailing & the list goes on…
Dream Job: Field biologist working on broad scale conservation
Acquired by Zoll
Acquired by Aerocrine
BiPar Sciences, Inc.
Acquired by Sanofi-Aventis
Acquired by LifeScan / Johnson & Johnson