Managing Director, Steuart Ventures
John has spent the last 20 years managing, building and investing in technology and life science companies. John focuses on the intersection of information technology and life sciences markets, including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries.
John serves on the board of directors of Arcxis, Tibion, Fluxion, Gene Security Network & Wired Benefits. He is an industry fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the College of Engineering, as well as a member of the advisory council to the Lester Center's Berkeley Entrepreneurs' Forum at UC Berkeley.
Early in his career, he joined Alafi Capital, an Emeryville-based venture firm specializing in early-stage biomedical companies, where he served as an officer of the general partner. At Alafi, John lead investments in more than a dozen successful start-ups, and served as the senior executive and board member of firms such as Tanox, Software Ventures, Lipomatrix, and Megan Health.
John helped start Cybergold, an Internet marketing and payments company, serving as COO and CFO through its IPO, merger with MyPoints, and sale to United Airlines. John continued with the MyPoints unit of United serving as the senior vice president of strategic partnerships.