InterWest Partners, LLC

InterWest Partners, LLC

InterWest Partners, LLC

Overview
Date Founded

1979

Headquarters

2710 Sand Hill Road,Suite 200,Menlo Park, CA 94025-7020

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

1 - 10

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Accounting & Financial Services
Biotechnology
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

InterWest Partners focuses on early-stage investments in life sciences and information technology companies. Within the life sciences sector, the firm invests in a range of early-stage opportunities including the funding of preclinical companies with great potential. They also consider investing in or starting new companies around clinical or commercial stage assets. Within the information technology sector, InterWest looks for early-stage companies with near-term ROI-based value propositions. They favor investments in development-stage companies. Investments average $10 million to $15 million over the life of a company. InterWest serves as the lead investor in the majority of their investments.

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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Chief Financial Officer

General Partner & Chief Operating Officer

General Partner Emeritus

General Partner

General Partner Emeritus

General Partner, Biotechnology

General Partner

Board Partner

Board of Directors

Engineering Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology at University of California, San Diego - Jacobs School of Engineering

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Recent Transactions
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Daré Bioscience, Inc. purchases Keratin Biosciences, Inc. from Polaris Partners, InterWest Partners, LLC, Intersouth Advisors, Inc., Stephens Capital Partners LLC

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Technoprobe SpA purchases MICROFABRICA INC from Threshold Ventures, Inc., Zone Ventures Management Co. LLC, InterWest Partners, LLC, Versant Venture Management LLC, Chevron Technology Ventures LLC, Partech International, Inc., ATEL Ventures, Inc.

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Astellas Pharma, Inc. purchases Potenza Therapeutics, Inc. from Mpm Capital LLC, InterWest Partners, LLC, Astellas Venture Management LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onDell EMC, Inc., VMware, Inc. purchase Virsto Software Corp. from Canaan Management, Inc., InterWest Partners, LLC, Southern Cross Venture Partners Pty Ltd., August Capital Master Management Co. LLC, Correlation Management LLC

Escrow Agent

Advised onCabot Microelectronics Corp. purchases NexPlanar Corp. from BlueRun Ventures, Intel Capital Corp., InterWest Partners, LLC, SmartForest Ventures LLC, Finaventures, ATEL Ventures, Inc.

Escrow Agent

Advised onSuccessFactors, Inc. purchases CubeTree, Inc. from Trinity Ventures LP, InterWest Partners, LLC

Legal Advisor

Advised onDell EMC, Inc., VMware, Inc. purchase Virsto Software Corp. from Canaan Management, Inc., InterWest Partners, LLC, Southern Cross Venture Partners Pty Ltd., August Capital Master Management Co. LLC, Correlation Management LLC

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Legal Advisor

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Partner, New York at Cooley LLP

Clients

The Pension Reserves Investment Management Board employs external investment managers and gives them discretion, consistent with specified objectives and guidelines, to manage the Pension Reserves Investment Trust's assets. At reasonable intervals of not more than 3 to 5 years, the Board undertakes a comprehensive review of their asset allocation plan and its underlying assumptions, including Massachusetts' current and projected pension assets and liabilities, long-term capital markets rate of return assumptions and the Board's risk tolerances. The review identifies a reasonable time horizon and investment strategy for matching assets and liabilities, a fund level total return target and an optimal allocation among available asset classes and sub-asset classes. The Board examines the asset allocation plan annually, and considers adjustments to the plan as may be appropriate.

LACERS invests in domestic and international equities, fixed-income, private equity and real estate. The plan is diversified across all sectors.

Investments
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Gobiquity, Inc. provides mobile technology for health diagnostics. Its applications enable to perform tests at home and in primary care settings using mobile computing platforms, such as iPhones and iPads. The company was founded by David Huang and Tommy Tam and is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Sera Prognostics, Inc. engages in the provision of personalized diagnostics to predict and manage pregnancy complications. It focuses on developing blood tests to predict the risks of preterm birth, preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications. The company was founded by Steven W. Graves and M. Sean Esplin in 2008 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

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PMV Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the development of p53 targeted small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer. It combines unique biological understanding with pharmaceutical development focus. The company was founded by Arnold J. Levine, David Henry Mac, and Thomas E. Shenk in 2013 and is headquartered in New Jersey, NY.

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