Healthcare

Wende Hutton

General Partner / West Coast

Since 2004

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

Investments

Current

Previous

  • Alsius Corporation
    Acquired by Zoll
  • Apieron
    Acquired by Aerocrine
  • BiPar Sciences, Inc.
    Acquired by Sanofi-Aventis
  • Calibra Medical
    Acquired by LifeScan / Johnson & Johnson
  • Chimerix
    IPO
  • Dermira
    IPO
  • Labrys Biologics
    Acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical
  • Northstar Neuroscience
    IPO
  • Transcend Medical
    Acquired by Alcon / Novartis

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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