Ross Jaffe

Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

Ross Jaffe

Ross Jaffe

Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

VytronUS, Inc.
Versant Venture Management LLC

RelSci Relationships

2121

Number of Boards

32

Birthday

1959

Age

62

Number of Awards

4

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Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Minerva Surgical, Inc.

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Investor at VytronUS, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Vensana Capital Management LLC

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Vice President, Venture Capital at Boston Scientific Corporation

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Former Managing Member at Delphi Management Partners VII LLC

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Former General Partner at New Enterprise Associates, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Qlt Plug Delivery, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Secretary at Portaero, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Cerephex Corp.

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Ross Jaffe
Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC
Education
MBA
Class of 1990

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

M.D
Class of 1985

To educate students, to foster independent & original research, and to share benefits discovered.

BA Policy Studies
Class of 1980

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

MD Medicine

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM), located in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., is the academic medical teaching and research arm of Johns Hopkins University. Johns Hopkins has consistently been among the nation's top medical schools in the number of research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

Unknown Internal Medicine/Primary Care

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and education; located in San Francisco, California. UCSF is widely regarded as one of the world's leading universities in health sciences. Though one of the 10 campuses of the University of California, it is unique for being the only University of California campus dedicated solely to graduate education, and in health and biomedical sciences. Some of UCSF's treatment centers include kidney transplants and liver transplantation, radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, gene therapy, women's health, fetal surgery, pediatrics, and internal medicine.

Memberships
Member
Current

As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its 400 plus members through a full range of professional services.

Career History
Co-Founder
1999 - Current

Versant Ventures is an active manager which invests in biotechnology companies located globally. The firm participates in early and later stage capital requirements.

Part-Time Attending Physician
Prior

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and education; located in San Francisco, California. UCSF is widely regarded as one of the world's leading universities in health sciences. Though one of the 10 campuses of the University of California, it is unique for being the only University of California campus dedicated solely to graduate education, and in health and biomedical sciences. Some of UCSF's treatment centers include kidney transplants and liver transplantation, radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, gene therapy, women's health, fetal surgery, pediatrics, and internal medicine.

Managing Director
Prior
Boards & Committees
Chairman
2011 - Current

Minerva Surgical, Inc. is a medical technology company, which engages in the research, development, manufacture, and commercialization of invasive solutions for uterine healthcare needs of women. It offers therapeutic devices for abnormal uterine bleeding treatment. The company was founded by Csaba Truckai in 2008 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Chief Executive Officer & Director
Current

VytronUS, Inc. develops imaging and therapeutic capabilities of ultrasound energy to treat cardiac arrhythmias. The firm develops a catheter-based ablation platform based on low-intensity collimated ultrasound (LICU) which allows for precise non-contact energy delivery and producing high-resolution maps of cardiac anatomy. The company was founded by Hira V. Thapliyal in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Director
Current

VertiFlex, Inc. operates as a medical device company. It offers minimally invasive solutions for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), which is the cause of spinal surgery in the elderly. The firm specializes in minimally invasive, motion preservation, spine and medical device. The company was founded by Moti Altarac in 2005 and is headquartered in San Clemente, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

Medical Device Innovation Consortium is a private company headquartered in St. Louis Park, MN, that operates as trade association for processing, improving and advancing medical technologies. The firm was founded by William A. Hawkins. Pamela W. Goldberg has been the CEO since 2018.The company says this about itself: Founded in 2012, the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is the first public-private partnership created with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science throughout the total product life cycle. MDIC’s mission is to promote public health through science and technology and to enhance trust and confidence among stakeholders. MDIC works in the pre-competitive space to facilitate development of methods, tools, and approaches that enhance understanding and improve evaluation of product safety, quality, and effectiveness. Its initiatives improve product safety and patient access to cutting-edge medical technology while reducing cost and time to market.

Member, Advisory Council
Current

Ravenswood Family Health Center operates as a non-profit organization which provides primary and preventative health care services. IT offers pediatrics, dental, counseling, optometry, and women's health. The company is headquartered in East Palo Alto, CA.

Member, Board of Overseers
Current

The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities. The School builds healthier communities through innovations in research, education, and patient care. As one of America's top medical schools, the Geisel School of Medicine is committed to creating physician leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in healthcare.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 +
2015

The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities. The School builds healthier communities through innovations in research, education, and patient care. As one of America's top medical schools, the Geisel School of Medicine is committed to creating physician leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in healthcare.

$1,000 +
2014

The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities. The School builds healthier communities through innovations in research, education, and patient care. As one of America's top medical schools, the Geisel School of Medicine is committed to creating physician leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in healthcare.

$500 - $999
2010

Humane Society of Silicon Valley is an an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Milpitas, CA, that has been serving people and pets for over 80 years.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012
$35.8K
2012

Former President of United States

N/A
2012

Former Senator from Utah

Awards & Honors
Rank #52
2012
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #23
2011
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #94
2008
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
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