Invest with Jenny Rooke
$431K ($10K)
Typical Investments
6
Deals Last 12 Months
183
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Jenny Rooke
Visionary startups developing innovative life science technologies with the greatest potential often struggle to raise capital from traditional funders. These companies are typically multi-disciplinary (e.g. genomics + optics + microfluidics + big data) and/or market-making, and don't neatly fit VCs' patterns and boxes. I stand in this gap and capitalize on this need. I have an affinity for these early-stage, category-defying innovators; I take the time to understand their science and technology, applications and markets, and try to help them achieve their full potential. I believe in the enormous and relatively untapped possibilites of life science technologies and discoveries as applied to realms outside of healthcare, and in the unbounded potential of the entrepreneurial visionaries who will lead us in realizing these possibilities.
Dealflow
Leading life science technology deals with hardware and big data elements. Focus on platforms, tools, molecular diagnostics, direct-to-consumer, and synthetic biology. Specialize in non-healthcare commercialization of innovative life science technologies e.g., scientific research, industrial biotech, consumer products. Companies require dramatically less capital to exit than traditional biotech deals.
Team
Jenny Rooke
Seed Fund
Life sciences VC and early-stage investor with focus and expertise in research tools and synthetic biology. Kauffman Fellow. Operational experience; startup utility player. McKinsey. PhD Genetics. BS Physics. Unafraid of category-defying opportunities.
Investments
Syndicated
Exit
Acquired by Bio-techne in 2016
Syndicated
Exit
Acquired by Becton Dickinson for $205M in 2011
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LPs
David E. Weekly
Advisor
CEO of @Medcorder. Ran product teams at @Facebook and @Google for large (>100 SWE) orgs. Investor in 60+ startups. Stanford BSCS. Founded @Hacker Dojo.
Lee Linden
Angel
Entrepreneur & Early Stage Investor Founder of @Tapjoy Founder of @Karma Ads/Commerce at @Facebook
Tikhon Bernstam
Angel
Founder/CEO of @Parse (acquired by FB for $85M). Founder @Scribd. Angel Investor - Cruise (exit 1B+), Reddit, LendUp, Gusto, Tilt, Checkr, Optimizely, 70 more
David Beyer
Angel
Principal @Amplify Partners • Founder @Chartio • Founding Team @Patients Know Best • Studied at @Brown University
David Bill
Advisor
CTO @Freestyle Capital Previously: VP Technology @ExactTarget (IPO, acq by @Salesforce) CTO @Spinner.com (acq by @AOL) Head of Eng @Virta
Sundeep Ahuja
Advisor
70+ Syndicates incl @Mosaic @Good Eggs @Sandbox VR @Starcity @Notable Labs; 3yrs @AWS; Co-founder @Richrelevance; Advisor @Indiegogo @Change.org; BS CS Stanford.
Jennifer Lum
Angel
Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor
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