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Apr 10

Camille Samuels

Managing Director, Versant Ventures
Camille Samuels
Camille SamuelsCamille Samuels specializes in early-stage biotechnology and consumer medicine investing. Cami brings 17 years of venture capital and operating experience to her portfolio companies. She enjoys helping talented entrepreneurs build exceptional companies. Cami joined Versant in early 2000, shortly after its formation. Prior to Versant, she was responsible for business development at Tularik (subsequently acquired by Amgen) where she in-licensed two of the company’s clinical-stage products and led Tularik’s Technology Acquisition Group. Before Tularik, Cami worked in corporate development at Genzyme and Millennium Predictive Medicine, and was a management consultant to healthcare and biotech companies at LEK Consulting. Cami currently serves as a board member of the following companies: Achaogen, APT Pharmaceuticals, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, and Semprae Laboratories. Cami was previously a board member at NovaCardia (acquired by Merck), ParAllele (acquired by Affymetrix), and Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ticker: TSPT). In addition, she served as a board observer at several companies, including Fluidigm (ticker: FLDM), Genomic Health (ticker: GHDX) and Syrrx (acquired by Takeda). Cami earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar. Cami is a member of the 2002 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.