SVASE VC Breakfast Club with Andrew Williamson, Director, Physic Ventures Focus: Consumer-directed Health and Sustainable Living
Start: 05/27/2010 - 8:00 am
End: 05/27/2010 - 9:30 am
Contact Info: Jai Kumar
Email: [email protected]
Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP
379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Physic Ventures, www.physicventures.com
Physic Ventures, based in San Francisco, provides capital and support to entrepreneurs focused on building exceptional science-based, consumer-directed health and sustainable living companies. Our strategy is to capitalize on major economic, social and political trends shaping the landscape of personal and planetary health, including the rapid migration toward a consumer-driven, prevention-oriented "self-care" paradigm.
Physic Ventures exists to generate wealth by investing in companies that create value by delivering innovative solutions for preventing disease, promoting consumer-driven health and ensuring a sustainable planet for future generations.
Physic Ventures was founded to invest in companies that provide early-stage venture capital and strategic resources to entrepreneurial teams committed to building great companies focused on personal and planetary health and wellbeing. We invest in validated science and technologies that are translated into products and services with distinct and discernable consumer benefits. Through the investing activities of these funds, we aim to address the most pressing health and environmental issues of our time.
Andrew Williamson, Director, Physic Ventures
Andrew Williamson is a Director at Physic Ventures, a San Francisco based Venture Capital firm investing in consumer-directed Health and Sustainable Living. Andrew’s investment practice is focused on science-based companies that are developing technologies and products to enable consumers to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. He is particularly interested in companies developing renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions, green building technology, water purification technology, and bio/sustainable materials. Among the portfolio investments managed by Physic Ventures, Andrew is a member of the boards of Chromatin, EnergyHub, Halosource, Impinj and Novomer.
Prior to joining Physic Ventures, Andrew spent 10 years leading materials science research and development projects at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. While at LLNL, Andrew helped develop strategies for identifying and commercializing new technologies. He also worked as an Executive Management Fellow in the University of California Industry-University Cooperative Research Program to establish industrial alliance programs for new University of California research centers in nanotechnology, micro-fluidics, foods for health and stem cell research. Dr. Williamson has published over 50 peer reviewed academic articles and 2 patents.
He holds a BA and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
When: Thursday, May 27
8 – 9:30 AM
Location: Townsend, Townsend and Crew LLP, 379 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Members - $25; Affiliates who advertise this event - $39; General Public - $49.
This event is intended for entrepreneurs seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile.
This event is co-sponsored by Townsend, Townsend and Crew, www.townsend.com.
Added by svaseinfo on April 13, 2010