The team at TechCrunch is preparing for another legendary Startup Battlefield competition in summer 2012 at Disrupt 2021 on Sept 21-23 with we’re assembling a celebrity team of judges that are going to choose the winner who actually reaches take home $100K and the Affect Cup. We’re thrilled own Venrock’s Camille Samuels come along as one of our esteemed Battleground judges at our little virtual Startup Battlefield.
Samuels is a right person at Venrock, building away team’s investments in the medical care world, focusing specifically on plays in biotech, physicians’ devices and consumer properly. Some recent bets insure Unity Biotechnology, Iris Healthcare science and Biolux. Samuels participated Venrock in 2014 once 12 years at healthcare-centric service Versant Ventures. Before the get started with of her 20+ period career in venture, Samuels worked in business development upon drug discovery company Tularik and had stints in management and business development at Genzyme yet Millennium Predictive Medicine.
When we spoke with the Samuels early last year she talked about her hobbies and interests in technology that could at all times keep people healthier for longer. “In general, the big idea of upgrading health span is what once more interests me. I want company to extend out the years anyone can be healthy and happy versus across medication and decrepit, ” she told us.
It is the perfect been a big year of Venrock, which recently closed off its ninth fund in $450 million; the firm’s latest exits include remain serviceable year’s IPOs of Cloudflare and 10x Genomics.
Interrupt ? upset 2021 and also September 21-23 and will be 200% virtual this year. Get your pass to attend with the remaining TechCrunch community for less than a hundred dollars if you secure your seat base before next month.