Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
What’s hot and what’s not in investing?
This question was posed to three VCs. Their personal info is below.
Sam Colella gave his opinion with regard to what’s hot in the Health Care Industry –
1. Personalized medicine – customized drugs and dosages
2. Molecular diagnostics – predicting a drug’s effects
3. Aesthetic medicine – wrinkle reduction (still nothing for ugly)
4. Specialty Pharma – for the smaller (less than $100 million) drug makers
5. Ophthalmology – making it possible for the blind to see
Do you have a good idea? Are you worth $50 million or more? One of these guys might be interested in helping you make the leap even higher.
Gee, I have just $49,990,000 to go before I can give them a call.
Sam Colella is Co-founder and Managing Director of Versant Ventures. He has more than 20 years of successful operating experience in the high tech industry and more than 20 years of investing experience in the healthcare sector.
Ram Shriram is Founder of Sherpalo Ventures. He served as an officer for Amazon.com. Before Amazon.com, Ram was a member of the Netscape executive team. Additionally, Ram is a founding board member of Google, Inc. and 247customer.com.
Geoff Yang is Managing director, of Redpoint Ventures, a $2 billion family of early stage venture capital funds. He is also a general partner with Institutional Venture Partners, also a $2 billion family of early-stage venture capital funds.
These three men were gathered together by the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley and spoke yesterday in panel fashion on What’s Hot and What’s Not for Venture Capitalists in technology and health care investment.