Excel Venture Management

Excel Venture Management builds companies that apply transformative life science technologies to solve problems in healthcare and beyond. The Excel investment portfolio is balanced across healthcare IT and services, diagnostics, medical devices, and life science platforms.


Juan Enriquez, April 18, 2018; Announcing new members of the American Academy 

Juan Enriquez, September 15, 2017: What Can Happen If Humans Control The Future Of Evolution?

Juan Enriquez, June 1, 2017: Neo.life Interview: It’s Time to Believe in Synthetic Biology


September 4, 2019

WSJ on NeoSensory: Hearing Loss? A New Device Lets You Feel Sound

May 30, 2019

ExxonMobil highlights partnership with SGI

May 21, 2019

EY Announces Darin Brannan of ClearDATA as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Finalist in Central Texas

May 15, 2019

Welldoc’s BlueStar® Digital Therapeutic Wins Digital Diabetes Congress 2019 Mobile App Contest

May 14, 2019

E-Flux: Openwater’s Mary Lou Jepsen on Telepathic Infrastructures

May 7, 2019

ClearDATA Joins the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council to Share Healthcare Expertise in Shaping Guidelines on Digital Health and Telemedicine

April 24, 2019

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomic’s algae biofuel partnership to be profiled in Emmy-nominated show Tomorrow’s World Today

April 15, 2019

WSJ: The Robots That Manage the Managers

April 1, 2019

Scientific American Profile on Openwater: Machines That Read Your Brain Waves

March 1, 2019

Can algae deliver on the promise of a biofueled future?

January 9, 2019

Excel co-leads Series A financing of NeoSensory

January 7, 2019

QIAGEN acquires N-of-One

January 1, 2019

NeoSensory: The Wristband that gives you superpowers

November 29, 2018

Mary Lou Jepsen, founder of OpenWater, named in Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech

September 11, 2018

InfoBionic gets $50M for MoMe Kardia connected cardiac monitor

August 29, 2018

Biotronik is now the exclusive US distributor of InfoBionic’s MoMe cardiac monitor

August 27, 2018

Tetraphase Pharma’s Antibiotic Wins FDA Approval for Gut Infections

TED 2018

Mary Lou Jepsen TED Talk: How We Can Use Light to See Deep Inside Our Bodies and Brains

July 14, 2018

CNBC: Zipongo CEO: Amazon Could Make a Big Impact in Health by Focusing on Food

July 11, 2018

Nature: Dietary Changes impact Cancer

May 21, 2018

Virgin Pulse to merge with RedBrick Health

May 8, 2018

Openwater Prepares to Build Developer Kits

May 6, 2018

Exxon Mobil/Synthetic Genomics Ad During NBA Playoffs

January 6, 2018

Open Water in The Economist: How brains and machines can be made to work together

April 3, 2018

Harvard Business Review: WellDoc cited as key mobile healthcare technology

March 26, 2018

Saladax Receives CE Mark for New Line of Psychiatry Tests in Europe

October 19,2017

Cleveland HeartLab to be acquired by Quest Diagnostics

August 2, 2017

 Molecular Templates (NASDAQ: MTEM) Completes Merger with Threshold Pharmaceuticals and Private Placements

July 17, 2017

Frost & Sullivan Lauds N-of-One for Developing the Industry Gold Standard Molecular Decision Support Solution for Precision Oncology

June 19, 2017

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Report Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research

June 16, 2017

Health IT startups to watch in 2017: ClearData in Top 20

June 12, 2017

Synthetic Genomics, Advaxis Launch Venture to Produce Synthetic DNA for Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

May 30, 2017

Fierce Biotech: Gemphire announces departure of CEO; appointment of Dr. Steve Gullans as Interim President and CEO

February 15, 2017

Wall Street Journal: Cloud Computing With a Human Face: ClearData

January 30, 2017

Gemphire Announces Interim LDL-C Lowering Data From COBALT-1 Phase 2b Clinical Trial

January 18, 2017 

Saladax Licenses Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Tests to Siemens Healthineers

January 15, 2017

Synthetic Genomics Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Develop Novel Therapeutics Using Synthetic Genomics' Replicon RNA Technology

December 16, 2016

FDA Clears Wireless Integration Of J&J Glucometer With WellDoc Diabetes Management Platform

November 16, 2016

Qstream Ranked #89 on Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500™ List of Fastest Growing Companies in North America

November 9, 2016

Synthetic Genomics Appoints Tina Nova, Ph.D., and William McKee to Board of Directors

November 3, 2016

Zipongo, the Leading Personalized Digital Nutrition Platform, Closes $18MM Series B Round

November 1, 2016 

Virgin Pulse, Fitbit partner for employee wellness program and more

November 2016

Entrepreneur magazine 360 list – Qstream and Clear Data in top 26

October 21, 2016

Innovation&TechToday: Cleveland Heart: The Heart of the City

September 18, 2106

InfoBionic featured in Medical Device Cable TV program

September 14, 2016

Lifescan, WellDoc finalize commercial partnership for diabetes management platform

August 31, 2016

Qstream Named 'Company of the Year' Finalist in Pharma Industry's 2016 PM360 Trailblazer Awards

July 27, 2016

Frost & Sullivan Honors InfoBionic for New Product Innovation

July 21, 2016

N-of-One Secures $7MM in Series B Financing

May 13, 2016

Forbes: How QStream Uses Neuroscience, Data and Mobile to Improve Sales Productivity

April 20, 2016

Gartner Report: Cool Vendors in Healthcare 2016 – ClearData #1

April 12, 2016

Admera Taps N-of-One for Clinical Interpretation of OncoGxOne Oncology Panel

March 24, 2016

Synthetic Genomics: ‘Minimal’ cell raises stakes in race to harness synthetic life

March 17, 2016

Cleveland HeartLab Partners with SK Telecom to Provide Valuable Cardiovascular Testing in China

March 16, 2016

InfoBionic receives FDA clearance for cellular-enabled heart monitoring device

March 1, 2016

J&J partners with, invests in WellDoc for real-time Type 2 diabetes management

February 26, 2016

Richard Branson on creating happier, healthier businesses

February 24, 2016

ShapeUp acquired: Virgin Pulse, ShapeUp and Global Corporate Challenge Unite

February 22, 2016

8 FDA-Blessed Wearables and Apps Changing Healthcare – WellDoc’s BlueStar

February 22, 2016

New York Times: Zipongo: Wellness App Aims to Improve Workplace Nutrition

February 17, 2016

LinkedIn Signs Multi-Year Global Agreement with Qstream

February 8, 2016

WellDoc one of Forbes 5 Healthcare Tech Startups To Watch In 2016

December 17, 2015

WellDoc® Raises $22 Million in Series B Funding

September 13, 2015

Gartner Group Report: QStream: One of 5 Companies Disrupting the Web

September 22, 2015

Synthetic Genomics Inc. Expands Collaborative Research and Development Agreement with Lung Biotechnology PBC, a Subsidiary of United Therapeutics Corporation, to Develop Organs for Transplantation

August 25, 2015

InfoBionic says new funding will help launch heart-tracking device

July 1, 2015

Forbes: Rajiv Kumar Dropped out of Medical School to Start ShapeUp and help people get healthy

June 9, 2015

Aventura Named Top 100 North America Tech Startup

May 28, 2015

ClearDATA raises $25M Series C

May 15, 2015

QStream Named Most Innovate Mobile Solution at the 2015 MITX Awards

April 21, 2015

New Study Shows Cleveland HeartLab Inflammation Testing can Prevent Thousands of Heart Attacks and Strokes, Averting $187M in Healthcare Costs

April 9, 2015

QStream Named Gartner "Cool Vendor"

March 24, 2015

Nancy Briefs of InfoBionic listed as leader in Digital Health Care Industry

March 16, 2015

Forbes article on Zipongo: To Keep The Weight off You Really Need to Change

Your Environment

March 2, 2015

Decision Resources Group acquires Activate Networks

March 2, 2015

Qstream Sales Performance Platform Wins Gold Stevie® Award in Sales & Customer Service

March 2, 2015

IlluminOss Medical Announces the Enrollment of First Patient in EU Humerus Fracture Repair Trial

March 2, 2015

Nobel Prize Dialogue with Juan Enriquez

March 2, 2015

Review of Evolving Ourselves in The Scientist

February 23, 2015

Tetraphase Battles Superbug

February 28, 2015

Syntetic Genomics: Using Artificial Viruses to Treat Bacterial Infections

February 18, 2015

Microsoft Blog: An Amazing Windows Phone App to Make Eating Healthier Easier

February 12, 2015

Aileron Therapeutics Initiates Phase 1 Cancer Study of ALRN-6924    

February 9, 2015

Aventura Raises $14 Million Series C Financing

January 8, 2015

The Tällberg Workshop at CERN: Evolving Evolution Presentation by Steve Gullans

January 8, 2015

Aileron Therapeutics Appoints Evan Lippman as Chief Financial and Business Officer

January 7, 2015

Cleveland HeartLab Inc. Acquires MIRISK Heart Attack Risk Assessment Tool, Expanding its Product Portfolio and Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Capabilities

November 19, 2014

InfoBionic $17M Series B Close & New Team Members

July 28, 2014
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment of IGNITE 1 Eravacycline Phase 3 Clinical Trial in Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections

July 23, 2014
Saladax-Personalized Chemotheraphy Tests Cleared for Use in China

July 21, 2014
Memorialcare Health System Launches Aventura at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

July 10, 2014
Big Business Finally Learns that Wellness is Good Business

December 5, 2013
ClearDATA Closes $14M B Round of Financing to Expand Operations in HIT Cloud Computing

October 8, 2013
Molecular Templates Announces $8.5M Series C Financing and $10.6M Grant Funding Funds to Support Phase 1 Clinical Trial for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

August 6, 2013
ClearDATA Raises $7M in Funding to Expand Operations for Growing Market Demand in Healthcare Cloud Computing

May 7, 2013
Aileron Therapeutics Successfully Completes First-Ever Stapled Peptide Clinical Trial

May 7, 2013
PathoGenetix Advances Commercialization of New RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System for Rapid Bacterial Serotyping and Strain Typing

April 25, 2013
PathoGenetix and FDA to Evaluate Bacterial Identification System for
Use in FDA Public Health and Food Safety Efforts

April 9, 2013
IlluminOss Medical Names Dirk Kuyper as Chief Executive Officer

March 8, 2013
Technology Today TV Interviews Lantos CEO Jeffrey Leathe

March 5, 2013
Saladax Biomedical Receives $22.4 Million Strategic Equity Investment From Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical

February 12, 2013
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

January 31, 2013: Nature
Careers - Better connected

January 30, 2013
Monsanto Acquires Select Assets of Agradis, Inc. to Support Work in Agricultural Biologicals

January 14, 2013
Aileron gets $12M to advance growth-hormone inducing drug candidate to clinic

December 5, 2012
PathoGenetix Names Ann Merrifield as Chief Executive Officer and Prepares to Launch Unique Bacterial Identification Technology

November 13, 2012
Activate Networks closes $10m Series B Financing Round led by Reed Elsevier Ventures, Excel Venture Management, and Premier healthcare alliance

November 1, 2012: Time
25 Free Android Apps to Get You Started

October 22, 2012
Cleveland HeartLab announces $14.7 million financing

September 24, 2012
McKesson to Acquire MedVentive

August, 2012: Worth Magazine
CHL Inflammation Panel Featured in Worth Magazine

June 7, 2012: MedCity News
Cleveland HeartLab named Ohio Venture Association’s venture of the year

May 30, 2012: The New York Times
Craig Venter’s Bugs Might Save the World

May 12, 2012: The Economist
The path of least resistance

May 3, 2012: WREG Memphis
Heart Test Developer

May 1, 2012: The Wall Street Journal
Pitting Employees Against Each Other...for Health

March 1, 2011
Agilent Technologies Acquires BIOCIUS Life Sciences, Developer of the RapidFire(tm) High-Throughput Drug-Screening Technology

November 23, 2010:  Entrepreneur Magazine

Prevention for the People

October 27, 2010:  Xconomy Boston
MedNetworks, Co-Founded by Harvard’s Nicholas Christakis, Aims to Tap Healthcare’s Hidden Social Networks

September 18, 2010:  The New York Times
Better Health, With a Little Help From Our Friends

September 15, 2010:  FierceBiotech

FierceBiotech's 2010 Fierce 15

September 15, 2010:  Xconomy Boston

Tetraphase Shows What the $45M Was All About at Big Antibiotics Conference

September 4, 2010: The New York Times

J. Craig Venter’s Corporate Strategy? The Scientific Method

August 25, 2010

Exclusive Partnership between Healthways, MedNetworks Utilizes Power of Social Networks to Improve Health, Well-Being

August 24, 2010

Roche and Aileron Enter Multi-target Alliance to Develop Stapled Peptide Drugs for Diseases across Multiple Therapeutic Areas

August 24, 2010

Roche Backs New Method for Drug Delivery to Cells

June 21, 2010
Saladax Biomedical Signs Deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb
to Develop Clinical Diagnostics

June 1, 2010
Tetraphase Closes $45 Million Series C Financing

May 25, 2010:  The Huffington Post
Move your App, Jaime Oliver + Android + Snaptic Gets Developers In Motion

May 20, 2010

FirstSelf-Replicating, Synthetic Bacterial Cell Research Funding from Synthetic Genomics

May 19, 2010
Scientists Create First Synthetic Cell

November 10, 2009
Life Technologies Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire BioTrove

November 10, 2009

BioTrove Inc. Announces Formation of Subsidiary

July 29, 2009
Dormir, Inc. Completes $12M Series A Financing

July 16, 2009

MedVentive Secures $7.25M Funding Led by Excel Venture Management and HLM Partners

July 7, 2009

Excel Venture Management Launches $125 Million Debut Life Sciences Fund

June 8, 2009: XConomy Boston
Aileron Snags $40M From Quartet of Pharma Giants to Develop New Class of Drugs

April 22, 2009:  Dow Jones Venture Wire

BioTrove Locks Up Series C For Profitability

August 27, 2008:  Forbes.com

In Pictures:  Seven Technologies That Could Change Health Care


May 31, 2012: The Atlantic
Medicine's Missing Measure

March 10, 2011:  The Economist
The new overlords: Man and technology are evolving together in radical new ways

February 6, 2011:  CNN
Are we taking evolution into our own hands?

January 26, 2011:  TED.com

TED e-book co-authored by Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans

January 5, 2011:  TED Blog
Meet TED2011's guest curators: Juan Enriquez and Bill Gates

August 9, 2010:  PR Newswire
Introducing MedNetworks: New Venture Based on Social Network Analytic Technology Developed at Harvard University

January 28, 2010:  The Street.Com

Investors Spurn Clean-Tech Funding

January 13, 2010: XConomy|Boston

Excel Venture Management, Starting With Clean Slate, Shows Early

October 13, 2009:  The Boston Globe
Cautious investors cool to venture capital firms

February 2009:  Juan Enriquez: TED Conference

Beyond the crisis, mindboggling science and the arrival of Homo evolutis

October 2008: Juan Enriquez: Pop! Tech '08
Dialogue on the Global Economic Crisis

October 1, 2008: Boston Globe
What about austerity?

October 2, 2007: The Wall Street Journal

The Future of Bioenergy