John Hamer

Managing Director at Monsanto Growth Ventures

John Hamer

John Hamer

Managing Director at Monsanto Growth Ventures

Career Highlights

DCVC Bio Management Co. LLC
DCVC Management Co. LLC
Paradigm Genetics, Inc.

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Investor at LivingSocial, Inc.

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Investor at Uber Technologies, Inc.

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Investment Director at Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund Management Co., Ltd.

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Director & Chief Executive Officer at Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund Management Co., Ltd.

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Managing Partner at Spruce Capital Partners LLC

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Managing Partner at DCVC Management Co. LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at CoverCress, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Malaysian Technology Development Corp. Sdn. Bhd.

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Co-Founder at CoverCress, Inc.

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Director at Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund Management Co., Ltd.

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John Hamer
Managing Director at Monsanto Growth Ventures
PhD in Microbiology
Class of 1987

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis) is a public teaching and research university located in Davis, California just west of Sacramento. The campus covers 7,309 acres (2,958 ha), making it the largest within the 10 campus University of California system. UC Davis also has the third largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley. The University of California, Davis campus is the largest campus in the UC system by land area, spanning 7,309 acres (2,957.8 ha) across two counties: Yolo and Solano. Though named after the City of Davis, the campus is technically located adjacent to the City of Davis in an unincorporated part of Yolo and Solano counties. The main campus is located 15 miles (24.1 km) west of Sacramento in the Sacramento Valley, part of California's Central Valley, and is adjacent to Interstate Highway 80. The Davis campus is the only school within the UC system with an airport, just west of main campus, and is one of two UC schools with its own fire department; the other being UC Santa Cruz. The campus is also conveniently located approximately an hour away from both San Francisco and the Napa Valley and two hours from Lake Tahoe. It is also one of only three schools in the University of California system, the others being UC Berkeley and UC Irvine, with a nuclear lab.

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university, with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. The year 2013 will mark the University of Windsor's 50th anniversary as a public institution, but the story of our university actually began with its founding in September of 1857, when the first students arrived to study at its predecessor, Assumption College.

Career History
Managing Partner
2018 - Current
Venture Partner

MLSCFM is a long-term, active manager which invests in early and late-stage life sciences companies in the agriculture, healthcare and industrial biotechnology development sectors. Their geographic focus is on companies in Malaysia and on those outside the country which are interested in doing business in Malaysia.The firm seeks to invest up to USD 8 million over the lifetime of the investment in a limited number of best in class, high growth companies. They aim to leverage global resources to facilitate the growth of Malaysia's life sciences industry and in the case of industrial biotechnology, are particularly interested in technologies that can utilize biomass, a major resource of Malaysia.MLSCFM seeks to exit investments by IPOs or through mergers and acquisitions.

Managing Director

MGV seeks investment opportunities in seed, early and growth stage technology companies. The firm focuses on agricultural productivity, biologicals and digital agriculture industries.

Boards & Committees

E-Markets offer a powerful suite of Supply Chain Management tools for the agrifoodindustry. Its applications eliminate barriers between buyers and sellers, enable information sharing across the agrifood value chain, and streamline back office processes resulting in significant return for the company customers.E-Markets is a pioneer in delivering e-commerce solutions to agriculture and the food industry. Founded in 1996, the company introduced the industry's first online grain production contracting system in 1997, the first Internet-based agricultural input ordering system in 1998, the first Internet-based risk management tool for the grain industry in 2000, and more recently an Internet-based Attribute E-Xchange trading management tool.E-Markets tools are at work in over 6,000 businesses in the United States, and transactions using E-Markets tools total over $2 billion since 1996.

Member of the Advisory Board

INCEPTUM Research & Therapeutics, Inc. discovers and commercializes therapeutic drugs. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Richmond Hill, Canada.

Prior - 2009

Chlorogen, Inc. develops plant-made drugs and vaccines for the treatment and prevention of human diseases. It provides several therapeutic proteins for high-mortality diseases of ovarian and pancreatic cancer. The company was founded by Henry Daniell in 2001 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO

Member, Board of Directors

NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency's research planning, activities, and outlook. The Office of the Director is the central office at NIH, responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the NIH components. The NIH Director, with a unique and critical perspective on the entire agency, is responsible for providing leadership to the Institutes and for constantly identifying needs and opportunities, especially for efforts that involve multiple Institutes. The NIH Director is assisted by the NIH Deputy Directors including the Principal Deputy Director, who shares in the overall direction of the agency's activities. NIH is responsive to Congressional legislation that adjusts NIH's programs to meet changing research needs. As a result of the NIH reauthorization process, NIH is able to respond strategically in an era when medical research requires constant innovation and increased interdisciplinary efforts. More than 80% of the NIH's budget goes to more than 300,000 research personnel at over 2,500 universities and research institutions. In addition, about 6,000 scientists work in NIH’s own Intramural Research laboratories, most of which are on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The main campus is also home to the NIH Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world totally dedicated to clinical research. Successful biomedical research depends on the talent and dedication of the scientific workforce. NIH supports many innovative training programs and funding mechanisms that foster scientific creativity and exploration. The goal is to strengthen our nation’s research capacity, broaden our research base, and inspire a passion for science in current and future generations of researchers. NIH encourages and depends on public involvement in federally supported research and activities. NIH’s wide-ranging public efforts include outreach and education, nationwide events, requests for public input on NIH projects, and special programs designed specifically to involve public representatives in clinical research

Board Member

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. We fulfill our mission chiefly by issuing limited-term grants -- currently about 11,000 new awards per year, with an average duration of three years -- to fund specific research proposals that have been judged the most promising by a rigorous and objective merit-review system. Most of these awards go to individuals or small groups of investigators. Others provide funding for research centers, instruments and facilities that allow scientists, engineers and students to work at the outermost frontiers of knowledge. NSF's goals--discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship--provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation's research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization. We like to say that NSF is "where discoveries begin." Many of the discoveries and technological advances have been truly revolutionary. In the past few decades, NSF-funded researchers have won more than 200 Nobel Prizes as well as other honors too numerous to list. These pioneers have included the scientists or teams that discovered many of the fundamental particles of matter, analyzed the cosmic microwaves left over from the earliest epoch of the universe, developed carbon-14 dating of ancient artifacts, decoded the genetics of viruses, and created an entirely new state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate. NSF also funds equipment that is needed by scientists and engineers but is often too expensive for any one group or researcher to afford. Examples of such major research equipment include giant optical and radio telescopes, Antarctic research sites, high-end computer facilities and ultra-high-speed connections, ships for ocean research, sensitive detectors of very subtle physical phenomena and gravitational wave observatories. Another essential element in NSF's mission is support for science and engineering education, from pre-K through graduate school and beyond. The research we fund is thoroughly integrated with education to help ensure that there will always be plenty of skilled people available to work in new and emerging scientific, engineering and technological fields, and plenty of capable teachers to educate the next generation. No single factor is more important to the intellectual and economic progress of society, and to the enhanced well-being of its citizens, than the continuous acquisition of new knowledge. NSF is proud to be a major part of that process.

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Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Awards & Honors
National Science Foundation - Presidential Faculty Fellowship
New York City, NY
2013 Global AgInvesting

Now in its fifth year, Global AgInvesting 2013 offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks and return profiles across all major global production regions, as well as strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, private equity, and liquid investments.

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