"I'm involved in a bunch of companies, that are multi-billion dollar companies, doing something different from what they did when we funded them originally." - Bryan Roberts, Ph.D., Partner

Bryan Roberts

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Venrock has a legacy of investing in innovative and disruptive companies, but we are always thinking of the future.  Forbes takes an in-depth look at our business, our portfolio and our people in this story about reinvention.  Forbes speaks with our investors and portfolio company CEOs to weave a story about our rich past, current successes, and bright future.

Health IT Competition

Venrock has partnered with VentureBeat to present the first ever Venrock “Health IT Disruptor Award” at the HealthBeat Early Stage Innovation Showdown.  The winner of the award will receive a $250,000 convertible note, dinner with Venrock partners and our portfolio company CEOs, 6 months of office space in The Quarry, our incubator space, and many other prizes.  Applications for interested companies are available on the VentureBeat website.  Read more about the competition here.

venrock newsletter

Wondering what’s been going on at Venrock? 2012 has been a remarkable year, with many exciting portfolio developments. You can catch up with the latest happening at at the firm in the 2012 Venrock Newsletter. Check it out for highlights from the past year, including a brief Q&A with Dollar Shave Club founder, Mike Dubin.


Congratulations to Venrock’s Brian Ascher and Mike Tyrrell for placing on the AlwaysOn 2012 Venture Capital 100 list and to Ray Rothrock and Matt Trevithick for making the 2012 Power Players in Greentech list. The Venture Capital 100 and Power Players in Greentech lists recognize the movers and shakers that have taken on their respective industries and changed them forever.  Thank you to AlwaysOn for the recognition and congratulations to the others who made the list as well!

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