Nathaniel David
Venture Partner

Biotechnology • Pharmaceuticals • Clean Tech

Over the last 15 years, Nathaniel David, Ph.D. has co-founded five technology companies that have together raised more than $1.5 billion in financing and currently employ over 400 scientists, engineers, and business people. Dr. David builds companies as a means to create technologies that change the world. Dr. David is a co-founder of Syrrx (acquired by Takeda), Achaogen (NASDAQ: AKAO), Kythera Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KYTH), Sapphire Energy, and Kilimanjaro Energy.

Dr. David holds pending and issued patents in fields such as nanovolume crystallography, antibiotic resistance, and aesthetic medicine. He serves on the board of directors of Kilimanjaro Energy and Kythera Biopharmaceuticals and is a member of the board of trustees of the University of California Foundation and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Dr. David was named one of the Top 100 innovators in the world under 35 by the MIT Technology Review.

Dr. David holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cellular Biology and an A.B. in Biology from Harvard University.