Teal Ventures
Investing in the future of health technology

We are a team of entrepreneurs, operators and investors that have started (and are still starting) companies, run small and big businesses and have lived through the highs and lows in the health tech industry. Collectively, we are investors that have lived in dozens of different cities and worked all over the world. Between all of us, we cover every discipline required to make your company successful.

Investment Committee
Partner

Nikolay Savchuk, Ph.D

•   Ph.D, (Math) Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology
•   Managing Partner, Torrey Pines investment, $400 mm AUM
•   Board member Viriom, Avelas
•   Chairman, Chem Div Research Institute

email: nsavchuk@teal-ventures.com

 

Partner

Ron Demuth, MBA

•   U of Chicago, Pepperdine, U Iowa
•   Founding President/Venture Partner Torrey Pines investment
•   CEO, Afraxis, Trusted Mobility
•   Advisor, TealTech Capital Partners
•   Co-Founder/Board/C-level, ChemDiv, Viriom, Chromis, NewVac, SatRx, T23 Bio, Verdis Corp, Harris-Franklin, Integrated Genomics
•   Co-Founder Teachers Academy for Math & Science

email: rdemuth@teal-ventures.com

Partner

Frank Stonebanks, MBA

•   MBA Saint Joseph’s University
•   Senior Advisor IBM, co-head, fund of funds, head, healthcare M&A
•   Senior Advisor, NovaQuest Capital Management
•   Venture Partner, Lumira Capital
•   3 x CEO/founder
•   Johnson & Johnson Development Corp (J&J’s venture arm)
•   Kleiner Perkins / Silver Lake Advisor
•   Executive in Residence, Healthcare and Life Sciences,
•   UCSD USC Coulter Investment Committee
•   Milken Foundation Mentor

email: frank@teal-ventures.com

Partner

Eddie Rodriguez, JD

•   JD, Stanford Law School, BS UCLA
•   Partner, Troutman Sanders
•   Partner, Mintz Levin Member of Firm’s Management Committee and Managing  Partner of San Diego office
•   Partner, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison
•   Co-Founder and Board Member Ivera Medical Corporation (sold to 3m)
•   Co-Founder and Board Member, Kurin, Inc.

email: eddie@teal-ventures.com

Principal

Dr. Gelena Lifchitz, MD, MPH

•   MD, PHD, MPH UCLA
•   TPI BD Director
•   Skolkovo business incubator, $150M revenue
•   IMS Marketing director, $100+ M revenue
•   Founder and CEO of TT Mobile Medical Office
•   19LABs board member

email: glifchits@teal-ventures.com

Operating Advisors

Mike Murray, Ken Posy, James Wallis

Chris Rex

Guanshong Tong

Michael Papale

Clint McClellan

Keith Winter

Advisors
Advisor

Dr. Roger Kornberg

•   Nobel Laureate
•   Stanford, Head of Structural Biology
•   National Academy of Sciences
•   Teva Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors

Advisor

Dr. Peter Fitzgerald

•   Emeritus Professor, Stanford University Medical School & Engineering
•   Director, Center for Cardiovascular Technology
•   Director, Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory
•   Principal/Founder 15+ device companies
•   Co-founder LVP Capital, Co-founder, Triventures incubator, Israel
•   Head, Stanford-Taiwan Med Tech innovation

Advisor

Augustine Lawlor

•   Masters in Management Yale University
•   Managing Director, Healthcare Ventures $1.6 AUM
•   CEO / Board member / Officer: Cardiovascular, GlobeImmune, GITR, Catalyst Bio, Asterand Bio,Cleveland HeartLab, Mosaic Bio, Promedior, VaxInnate
•   Formerly: Human Genome Sciences, LeukoSite, Alpha-Beta, Armstrong Pharma,•   BioSurface, Phase Forward, Xencor, Replidyne, Adheron, Anexon.
•   25+ new companies, 6 IPOs, 10+ M&A exits

Investment Committee
Nikolay Savchuk, Ph.D

Nikolay Savchuk, Ph.D

Partner

•   Ph.D, (Math) Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology
•   Managing Partner, Torrey Pines investment, $400 mm AUM
•   Board member Viriom, Avelas
•   Chairman, Chem Div Research Institute

email: nsavchuk@teal-ventures.com

 

Ron Demuth, MBA

Ron Demuth, MBA

Partner

•   U of Chicago, Pepperdine, U Iowa
•   Founding President/Venture Partner Torrey Pines investment
•   CEO, Afraxis, Trusted Mobility
•   Advisor, TealTech Capital Partners
•   Co-Founder/Board/C-level, ChemDiv, Viriom, Chromis, NewVac, SatRx, T23 Bio, Verdis Corp, Harris-Franklin, Integrated Genomics
•   Co-Founder Teachers Academy for Math & Science

email: rdemuth@teal-ventures.com

Frank Stonebanks, MBA

Frank Stonebanks, MBA

Partner

•   MBA Saint Joseph’s University
•   Senior Advisor IBM, co-head, fund of funds, head, healthcare M&A
•   Senior Advisor, NovaQuest Capital Management
•   Venture Partner, Lumira Capital
•   3 x CEO/founder
•   Johnson & Johnson Development Corp (J&J’s venture arm)
•   Kleiner Perkins / Silver Lake Advisor
•   Executive in Residence, Healthcare and Life Sciences,
•   UCSD USC Coulter Investment Committee
•   Milken Foundation Mentor

email: frank@teal-ventures.com

Eddie Rodriguez, JD

Eddie Rodriguez, JD

Partner

•   JD, Stanford Law School, BS UCLA
•   Partner, Troutman Sanders
•   Partner, Mintz Levin Member of Firm’s Management Committee and Managing  Partner of San Diego office
•   Partner, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison
•   Co-Founder and Board Member Ivera Medical Corporation (sold to 3m)
•   Co-Founder and Board Member, Kurin, Inc.

email: eddie@teal-ventures.com

Dr. Gelena Lifchitz, MD, MPH

Dr. Gelena Lifchitz, MD, MPH

Principal

•   MD, PHD, MPH UCLA
•   TPI BD Director
•   Skolkovo business incubator, $150M revenue
•   IMS Marketing director, $100+ M revenue
•   Founder and CEO of TT Mobile Medical Office
•   19LABs board member

email: glifchits@teal-ventures.com

Operating Partner

Mike Murray, Ken Posy, James Wallis

Dave Johnson

Guanshong Tong

Chris Rex

Clint McClellan

Michael Papale

Advisors
Dr. Roger Kornberg

Dr. Roger Kornberg

Advisor

•   Nobel Laureate
•   Stanford, Head of Structural Biology
•   National Academy of Sciences
•   Teva Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors

Dr. Peter Fitzgerald

Dr. Peter Fitzgerald

Advisor

•   Emeritus Professor, Stanford University Medical School & Engineering
•   Director, Center for Cardiovascular Technology
•   Director, Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory
•   Principal/Founder 15+ device companies
•   Co-founder LVP Capital, Co-founder, Triventures incubator, Israel
•   Head, Stanford-Taiwan Med Tech innovation

Augustine Lawlor

Augustine Lawlor

Advisor

•   Masters in Management Yale University
•   Managing Director, Healthcare Ventures $1.6 AUM
•   CEO / Board member / Officer: Cardiovascular, GlobeImmune, GITR, Catalyst Bio, Asterand Bio,Cleveland HeartLab, Mosaic Bio, Promedior, VaxInnate
•   Formerly: Human Genome Sciences, LeukoSite, Alpha-Beta, Armstrong Pharma,•   BioSurface, Phase Forward, Xencor, Replidyne, Adheron, Anexon.
•   25+ new companies, 6 IPOs, 10+ M&A exits

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