Alta Partners LP

Contact Details

Alta Partners LP
Main Office
One Embarcadero Center 37th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: +1 (415) 362-4022
Fax: +1 (415) 362-6178

Corporate Profile

7th Aug 2006
Registration No.: 
Registration country: 
United States
Asset Managers
Alta Partners was founded in 1996 by four of the senior partners of Burr Egan Deleage & Co, a pioneering venture capital firm formed in 1979 that focused on early stage investing in life sciences, information technology, and communications. Alta currently manages five venture fund programs through two fund families (ACP investing in early stage life sciences and information technology companies, and Alta BioPharma investing in later stage life sciences companies) aggregating approximately USD 1 billion in committed capital. Since 1996, they have funded approximately 120 companies.

Funds managed / advised

Fund Curr Amount Fund type Year Status
Alta BioPharma Partners II LP Final Closing
Alta BioPharma Partners III LP Final Closing
Alta BioPharma Partners LP Final Closing
Alta California Partners II LP Final Closing
Alta California Partners III LP Final Closing
Alta California Partners LP Final Closing

Investment Preferences

Industry focus: Life Sciences, Bio-pharmaceuticals, Medical Technology, and Information Technology

Sample Investments

Company Profile Amount Industry Ctry Stage Date
7TM Pharma A/S Pharmaceuticals DK
AFx Inc Medical Supplies US
Ablynx NV Biotechnology BE
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc A specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain. Pharmaceuticals US
Achaogen Inc Develops solutions to the problem of drug resistance Biotechnology US
Aclara Biosciences Inc Develops and distributes assay solutions for drug discovery and development Pharmaceuticals US
Adolor Corp Pharmaceuticals US
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc Biotechnology US
Aegis Lightwave Inc US
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc USD Pharmaceuticals US Series B Mar 2011
Aerovance Inc Pharmaceuticals US Series C Mar 2007
Aerovance Inc USD Pharmaceuticals US Apr 2009
Agami Systems Inc Computer Hardware US Series C 21st Nov 2007
Agensys Inc Biotechnology US
Alba Therapeutics Corp Pharmaceuticals US
Angiosyn Inc Pharmaceuticals US
Arete Therapeutics Inc A biotechnology company, engages in the discovery and development of drugs to treat diabetes, and inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases. USD Biotechnology US Series A Nov 2008
Arrow Therapeutics Ltd Biotechnology GB
Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc Drug discovery, development and commercialization. Pharmaceuticals US
Astex Therapeutics Ltd Biotechnology GB

Current employees

Name Job title Office
Robert Alexander Director San Francisco
Farah Champsi Managing Director San Francisco
Garrett Gruener Co-Founder and Director San Francisco
Ed Hurwitz Director San Francisco
Dan Janney Managing Director San Francisco
Alison Kiley Director San Francisco
David H Mack Director San Francisco
Guy Nohra Co-Founder and Managing Director San Francisco
Ed Penhoet Director San Francisco
Katya Smirnyagina Venture Partner San Francisco
Hilary Strain Chief Financial Officer San Francisco
Adam Tomasi Principal San Francisco

Past employees

Name Job title Employer Office Responsibilities
Robert Simon Managing Director Saints Capital LLC San Francisco

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