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Platinum Sponsors


Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) is focused on providing the full range of advanced refractive technologies and support to help eye care professionals deliver optimal vision and lifestyle experiences to patients of all ages. With our innovations, eye care professionals can optimize visual function based on each patient’s individual need. AMO is dedicated to improving the quality of vision—and life—for others.






ADVI is a reimbursement and health policy advisory services firm specializing in integrating strategic planning services with significant policy experience and a strong understanding of payer operations across the public and private healthcare sectors. Our roots come from knowing how to leverage influence, experience and specialized knowledge and build creative strategies to strengthen coverage and improve reimbursement. ADVI’s team has unique experience in understanding the reimbursement landscape; particularly with coverage, strategy development and implementation concerning coding, and payment for emerging and existing technologies under the Medicare program and within the commercial managed care environment payers. 


Allergan is a global, technology-driven multi-specialty healthcare company pursuing therapeutic advances to help patients live life to their fullest potential. In making this commitment, we work to develop an unparalleled level of insight into patients’ wants and needs—and into the priorities and concerns of the medical specialists who treat them.

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ALPHAEON is a lifestyle healthcare company dedicated to meeting your healthcare wellness, beauty and performance goals, so that you age gracefully and embrace the possibilities.

We focus on desired outcomes and partner only with board certified physicians who understand patient care and feature the best innovations to meet and exceed their patients’ aspirations.

Your best you! It is closer than you think. Just access our directory of ALPHAEON physicians and book a consultation to make a plan that keeps your lifestyle alive.

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Chapman University, founded in 1861, is one of the oldest, most prestigious private universities in California. Chapman’s picturesque campus is located in the heart of Orange County—an exciting center of arts, business, science, and technology—and draws outstanding students and faculty from across the United States and around the world.

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Deloitte has a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. We work in four key business areas—audit, financial advisory, tax, and consulting—but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs.


DevicePharm is an Irvine, California-based provider of marketing strategy and integrated marketing communications solutions for organizations serving medical professionals and healthcare consumers. Our clients include medical device, biotech, life science, and pharmaceutical firms ranging from investor-backed start-ups to established market leaders.

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Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring.
Edwards Lifesciences leverages its research, design, development, and marketing expertise to produce products that address specific cardiovascular opportunities including heart valve disease, vascular disease and critical care technologies.


Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, one of the world’s leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The Fleishman-Hillard Orange County office offers full-service communications to clients in the technology, healthcare, corporate services, clean technology/green energy, and financial services sectors. The firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard website at www.fleishmanhillard.com.


ICON plc is a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development – from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently, operates from 83 locations in 38 countries and has approximately 10,600 employees.


K & L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth, and middle-market companies, capital markets participants, and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals.


Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, currently the third largest IP firm nationwide, is a law firm practicing exclusively in the area of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, unfair competition, and related litigation and licensing. Services are provided to clients throughout the United States and the world in a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters.


Together, Medtronic and Covidien are working to improve healthcare by addressing the needs of more people, in more ways and in more places around the world. Both Covidien and Medtronic are committed to improving the lives of people through our medical technologies. We brought our two companies together to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations for hospitals, health systems and healthcare providers so they can deliver the best care possible to patients and their families around the world. We recognize that innovation is only meaningful if it is safe, effective and usable. That’s why we are partnering with health systems and providers to combine our capabilities with their expertise to change the way we work together to achieve the best outcomes. With changing healthcare demands, companies that deliver health products and services must be willing to do things differently. The union of Medtronic and Covidien demonstrates that we are committed to thinking differently in solving problems to deliver better health. 

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Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor solutions for: aerospace, defense and security; enterprise and communications; and industrial and alternative energy markets. Products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits, customizable SoCs, FPGAs, and complete subsystems. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally.


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MicroVention is a rapidly growing medical device company that has pioneered the development of catheter-based, minimally invasive, neuroendovascular technologies that provide therapeutic advantages for cerebral aneurysms and other neurovascular diseases. The Company dedicates significant resources to support Research & Development, with an emphasis on innovative endovascular technologies that provide a meaningful improvement in patient lives.



 The City of Mission Viejo is a premier South Orange County community featuring a picturesque canvas, safe neighborhoods and a rich culture. Home to about 100,000 people, Mission Viejo is a family-oriented community with outstanding schools, vast open space and parks, a regional trauma center, first-rate sports programs, a state-of-the-art library and growing cultural arts programs. Learn more about Mission Viejo at www.missionviejolife.org.


PricewaterhouseCoopers’ industry-focused professionals deliver assurance, tax, human resources, transaction, performance improvement and IT strategy, planning, and implementation support to clients throughout the globe.

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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth is a leading business law firm. Known as the “go-to” firm for emerging growth companies in California, Stradling offers an extensive array of legal and advisory services in corporate and securities, complex business litigation, tax, employment, and intellectual property. No law firm has helped launch more companies in Southern California than Stradling.

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TechSpace delivers flexible, on-demand “alternative office space” and integrated technology and business services that give today’s small- to mid-sized businesses a powerful platform from which to operate. TechSpace serves both on-site and virtual clients with an innovative business solution that relies on centralized outsourcing.


Teijin Pharma has been marketing a long succession of new products in pharmaceutical and home healthcare businesses based on its product development capacity and expanded alliances with domestic and overseas companies.

The company is now focusing its efforts on “Bone and Joint Diseases,” “Respiratory Diseases,” and “Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases” as three target categories for product development and services. Through synergistic effects of its two businesses, Teijin Pharma has realized unique solutions that have gone unsurpassed by other companies. Healthcare providers rely on Teijin Pharma with high expectations and trust.


University of California, Irvine is among the fastest-growing UC campuses, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, public and private. UCI’s goal of promoting diversity among faculty, students, and staff shapes endeavors in teaching, research, and public service.


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Based in Irvine, California, AcuFocus is an early stage medical device company that developed a product for presbyopia, the AcuFocus Corneal Inlay. The goal of the AcuFocus Corneal Inlay is to reduce the need for reading glasses. The corneal inlay device, is an investigational device in the United States and is under IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) status. Clinical studies are underway throughout the world


This South County city became Orange County’s 34th city when it incorporated on July 1, 2001.  The City of Aliso Viejo is a master planned community that was developed to contain a balance between residential neighborhoods, community parks, facilities and schools as well as an appropriate mix of business, office and retail uses. The City is home to the headquarters of several large corporations and the community features ample employment opportunities and extensive recreational facilities. The City also enjoys access to the Orange County trail system. Wood Canyon Wilderness Park is home to many rare and endangered plants and animals, along with mature oaks, sycamore and elderberry trees and year-round streams. An abundance of parks and trails, cultural and recreational activities and youth sports programs further enhance the quality of life for a community with a vision to ensure long-term viability. Learn more about Aliso Viejo at www.cityofalisoviejo.com

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BioQuest is a retained executive search firm focused exclusively on recruiting senior professionals for the life science industry. Our clients range from VC-backed start-ups to midsized public companies across the broad spectrum of the life sciences industry, focusing on the top two management tiers: CEO and all functional VPs, in addition to board searches.


The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles is responsible for enhancing Canada’s economic relationships with Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico through promoting, trade, investment and science and technology. The Consulate General has helped to build strong ties between world class academics, research institutions and the biomedical industries in Canada and California. Canada’s highly diversified medical device manufacturing and development industry encompasses more than 1,000 firms that are well positioned to leverage innovative research being conducted in Canadian universities, research institutions and hospitals to offer cost effective and patient centric healthcare solutions.


CORT offers the perfect solutions for temporary furniture needs. Our Workplace services help you achieve greater performance and make it easier to manage times of change. When you are experiencing growth, you need operational and financial flexibility.  Office furniture rental gives you the ability to conserve capital, reduce overhead, fund growth strategies for a greater return and implement sustainable practices. CORT has helped thousands of businesses, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies achieve their business goals.

 With delivery and setup in as little as 48 hours, more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, CORT offers a wide array of services and is committed to providing excellent customer service. For more information, visit www.cort.com/workplace.   CORT is  Berkshire Hathaway Company.


CresaPartners provides an array of integrated corporate services and work to align your real estate needs with your business plans. Our advisors and project managers form partnerships with our clients, providing ongoing service that goes beyond the deal. We are North America’s largest corporate real estate firm that exclusively represents tenants.


Dorsey & Whitney is a business law firm, applying a business perspective to clients’ needs. We make it our first priority to know the context in which you do business—your market, your competitors, your industry. With offices on four continents, Dorsey offers access to native legal experience virtually anywhere in the world.


Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients, and our wider communities achieve their potential. 

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 The Irvine Chamber remains the largest business organization in Orange County and one of the most innovative in the nation, and has received a Four Star Accreditation with the United States Chamber of Commerce. With nearly 7,000 chambers in the United States, Accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by Accredited state and local chambers of commerce. The Irvine Chamber is among only 223 chambers across the US that has received this distinction, as well as one of seven chambers in California to receive Four Stars. The purpose of the U.S. Chamber’s Accreditation Program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across America.

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 Jones Lang LaSalle is a financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management. Our more than 40,000 people in 1,000 locations in 70 countries serve the local, regional and global real estate needs of those clients, growing our company in the process. In response to changing client expectations and market conditions, we assemble teams of experts who deliver integrated commercial real estate services built on insight and foresight, sound market research and relevant knowledge. We attract, develop and reward the best, and most diverse, people in our industry, challenging them to develop enduring client relationships built on quality service, collaboration and trust.

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The London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a partnership between the City of London and the private sector. Our goal is to attract new investments and expand existing investments in our community. Led by a Board of distinguished business, educational and political leaders, the LEDC will assist you with all your location and investment decisions. We work one-on-one with businesses, to facilitate the process of locating in London.

The LEDC is committed to improving the economic well-being of Londoners through the growth and expansion of local businesses and the attraction of new businesses to London. We aim to add to the strengths of the London business environment making our city an attractive place to live, work and operate a business.

Merage Institute

The Merage Institute is committed to promoting trade as a vehicle to economic growth between Israel and the United States. The institute accomplishes this through a number of innovative initiatives, including specialized Leadership Programs concerning U.S. marketing strategies to Israeli executives in the life sciences, security, military, IT areas and more. Our programs emphasize highly effective approaches to successful marketing, negotiation techniques, applied networking and sales strategies, finance, and legal and procurement issues concerning conducting business with and within the United States.


 Moss Adams is the 11th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States and the largest headquartered in the Western United States. Moss Adams provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to midsize domestic- or foreign-owned public, private, and not-for-profit enterprises in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, technology, and health care.

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SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients’ success.


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Astronics Test Systems is a world leading provider of test and manufacturing services for the medical, semiconductor, and aerospace/defense industries.  With over 50 years of experience and greater than 1000 installed global systems, we have built a reputation of helping our customers become successful.  Astronics collaborates with customers globally to execute high yield ramps where test experience is critical to smaller design integration projects that need manufacturing or engineering expertise.  We have been selected as one of Orange County’s top places to work based on culture of collaboration with customers, our people, our willingness to listen, and our entrepreneurial spirit.

Since 1958, Brandman University has been serving the unique needs of adults by providing students access to a quality education consistent with the needs of their busy lives. Brandman University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, teaching credentials and extended education programs online and at campuses throughout California and Washington. Over 6,000 students per session enjoy convenient class times, exceptional faculty and unparalleled student service.

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Throw out the old paradigm.  In fact, throw out the word paradigm – and anything else tired, trite, sluggish or slow.  Powered by 200 high-octane lawyers in key financial centers, including New York, London, Boston, and Washington, DC, Brown Rudnick is a law firm designed for speed and performance.

Our advice is practical and business-driven – not abstract or opaque.  And our progressive operating model takes collaboration to a new level – benefitting like-minded clients who want muscular, integrated service, timely delivered.

From major corporate restructurings, class actions and cross-border mergers, to exotic asset-class securitizations and the front lines of global climate initiatives, we are committed to your business and passionate about results.

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Established in 1998, DeviceLab is a contract medical device development and product design firm. We are a full service company for mechanical engineering, electronics, software, industrial design, prototyping, manufacturing, FDA regulatory consulting and product testing services. Over the years since DeviceLab began over 100 projects of varying complexities have been completed. Our expertise includes medical user interface (UI) design, custom medical cart development, medical device, industrial design, hospital equipment and lab instrument development. Based in Orange County, CA, we serve Southern California (San Diego through Los Angeles) and medical device firms nationwide.

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GPS-BIOMED at UCI aims to better prepare PhD students and post-doctoral scholars for a variety of careers within the biomedical research workforce, empowering them to become not only skilled scientists, but also polished professionals. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, GPS-BIOMED is designed to meet the following goals: (1) Increase awareness and interest in science-related careers outside of academic research; (2) Improve professional soft skills required for success in both academic and non-academic career paths; (3) Provide hands-on experience through internship opportunities; (4) Build networks that foster successful transitions into careers of interest. 


Karten Design is a product design and innovation firm that creates extraordinary experiences between people and products. For 30 years, Karten Design has partnered with medical device manufacturers to build their businesses through Research, Design, and Engineering. Driven by strategic market understanding and deep user empathy, we help companies seize new opportunities and create beautiful, easy-to-use products that resonate with end users, increasing adoption and enabling better patient outcomes. www.kartendesign.com


MedVenture Technology Corporation – a Helix Medical company – designs, develops, and manufactures minimally invasive surgical and catheter-based devices for OEMs worldwide.  The company develops integrated solutions for the endovascular, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurovascular, urology, oncology, and gynecology markets, among others. 


PDC is a proprietary deal flow healthcare private placement firm.  Our principals are senior executives with US and international strategic, commercial and business development experience in large and small  pharma and medical device companies. 

Our model is a proven method to evaluate assets, markets and sales forecasts to determine revenue and investment required.  Principals can serve as interim management and board members immediately after deal closing.  

Focused on B2B, private debt or equity options with investment partners with whom we have relationships. 





Rhythm is a leading marketing agency that creates effective brand experiences to help clients achieve their business goals. Rhythm leverages its three pillars of Sophisticated Strategy, Interaction Design and Elegant Technology to produce integrated marketing solutions with a digital core. Learn more about us: www.RhythmAgency.com


Rutan & Tucker’s lawyers are widely known as the best and most effective attorneys in California.  Rutan recruits top lawyers from the finest law schools around the country. As a result, Rutan is staffed with attorneys of the highest caliber who provide the most sophisticated legal services available today.  Rutan’s commitment to excellence and value set us apart from other top firms, and enable us to meet the challenge of obtaining the desired results for our clients at the best possible cost. Rutan’s roots lie in Orange County, California, and trace back to 1906.


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At Saritasa, we are passionate about building tailored web and software solutions for start-ups and companies of all sizes. Acting as a strategic partner, we provide the consultative expertise, creative vision, and advanced skills to deliver powerful product solutions.

We are uniquely structured to be a responsive and agile local provider, with the technical strength of a global enterprise. As a trusted advisor, we are highly focused on what really matters – leveraging advanced technology efficiently and effectively to help companies succeed. 

Get to know us: www.saritasa.com

Sequent Medical Inc.
is a privately held, development-stage medical device company in Aliso Viejo , CA that was established in August 2007. The company is dedicated to the development of innovative devices to advance the endovascular treatment of neurovascular disease conditions.


SHIMOKAJI IP is an intellectual property law firm in Orange County, California committed to “Bettering Lives Through Creative Ideas” in the areas of patent, trademark, and copyright. Our focus is on exceptional client service – whether for our client start-ups, middle-market companies, universities, government agencies, or Fortune 100 companies throughout the United States and abroad.



Slalom Consulting brings together business and technology expertise to help companies drive enterprise performance, accelerate innovation, enhance the customer experience, and increase employee productivity. The firm delivers award-winning solutions in areas such as information management and analytics, sales and marketing, organizational effectiveness, CFO advisory, mobility, and cloud through a national network of local offices and major alliance partners, including Microsoft, Salesforce.com, and Amazon Web Services.

Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to more than 2,200 consultants. The company has been ranked as a Top 10 Best Firms to Work For by Consulting magazine four times, and earned recognition from Microsoft as a Partner of the Year five times. For more information, visit slalom.com.


Southern California Edison is the product of more than a century of providing reliable electric service to central, coastal, and southern California.


Sparton is a product development and manufacturing company using state-of-the-art technologies to develop new medical devices and biotech instruments. Our expertise is creating innovative solutions for clients in the therapeutic, surgical, patient monitoring and clinical diagnostic industries. We help our clients reduce cost and bring products to market faster.

Our services include system design, electronics, software engineering, mechanical engineering, verification and validation, compliance testing, prototypes, contract manufacturing and clean room disposables.  We are ISO13485 certified, UL registered, and a FDA registered medical device manufacturer.

Our parent company Sparton is a leading provider of design and manufacturing services for complex and sophisticated electromechanical systems. Sparton, headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, currently has eight manufacturing locations and four engineering design centers worldwide, and serves the following primary markets, Medical & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Commercial.

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Logistics adapts for changing needs.

Opportunities don’t always come when expected, and they don’t tend to wait around either. 

You’ve got to be prepared, nimble, and willing to take a bit of a risk. Develop a smart, well-organized plan to help limit the inherent uncertainties of expansion. Improve agility so you can quickly adjust to shifts in demand. And find the right partners to help you keep your customer experience solid even as the landscape around you changes.

UPS’s integrated network and technology, inbound transportation solutions, package visibility and Sustainability solutions provide High Tech Service Cycle Managers a competitive advantage; streamlining their supply chain, maximizing order processing speed and ensuring they provide the highest levels of service.



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Fjord takes a fundamentally different approach than traditional venture capital. We rely on true aligned incentives among entrepreneurs, management, limited partners and money managers to drive value creation in our portfolio. The Fjord Ventures accelerator provides a highly capital efficient shared infrastructure to Portfolio companies and offers a dedicated funding source through Fjord Capital Partners. The portfolio is managed by Fjord’s seasoned team, which has over 50 years of combined operating experience.




Frost VP is a highly focused investment and incubator vehicle created by Stuart Frost designed to quickly and thoroughly exploit the tremendous opportunities available today in the cloud and big data revolutions. Stuart Frost founded DATAllegro in 2003 and sold the company to Microsoft in 2008 for $275m (26x trailing revenues). Frost VP was created to be a robust and scalable vehicle to take these activities to a whole new level.


Miramar Venture Partners invests in early stage information technology opportunities, with an emphasis on projects based in Southern California. We partner with leading entrepreneurs to transform game changing ideas into capital efficient, profitable businesses.


ROTH Capital Partners

ROTH is an investment banking firm dedicated to the small-cap public market. Since its inception in 1984, ROTH has been an innovator in this market. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, ROTH has regional offices in Boston, Chicago, Larkspur, Los Angeles, New York and San Diego as well as Hong Kong.

ROTH is a privately owned firm that has built a culture of success and innovation. Our approach is driven by our current principals, who are not only the owners of the business but most of whom have been with us for more than 10 years. Our goal has always been to service the needs of small-cap public companies better than anyone else. To this end, ROTH’s exclusive focus is to offer our clients a full spectrum of investment banking services, including capital raising, research coverage, trading and market making, merger and acquisition advisory services, and investor conferences.


Okapi Venture Capital

Okapi Venture Capital provides long-term capital and management support to start-ups. We take pride in partnering with exceptionally talented entrepreneurs and operational executives to develop their emerging businesses.

SAIL‘s Partners are a diverse team of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, experienced investors, government insiders and seasoned venture capitalists. Our team’s broad range of skills includes, but is not limited to:

  • Operations
  • Financing
  • Deal structure
  • Growing and managing successful organizations
  • Legal expertise
  • Energy & Environmental policy

Our industry backgrounds are equally diverse and encompass government, technology, environmental science, food & agriculture, energy, legal, automotive, manufacturing, building materials, safety and financial services.

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As a lifestyle healthcare-focused growth equity firm, Strathspey Crown is the catalyst in groundbreaking technology development and commercialization, ensuring tremendous growth and prosperity for our stakeholders. As such, we uniquely partner with specialty physicians to build highly innovative lifestyle healthcare technologies and services that provide life enhancement and wellness to patients worldwide.

With our collective expertise and experience from diverse industries, we deliver outstanding and exclusive opportunities for the discerning, intellectual investor.

Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures is a leading healthcare-focused venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments in medical devices, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, and healthcare information technology.


Start-Up Company Members


Alternative Technology Solutions helps customers to increase their ERP investments while reducing their implementation costs. With a customer-centric philosophy that begins with a deep dive into understanding your business, Alternative reduces the decision-making effort by implementing the core functionality required, leaving only the fine-turning up to the customer. When companies engage Alternative, they put their ERP investment in our hands and trust our process and results. We don’t take that trust for granted, and we deliver.

Andrew Technologies, LLC, is a medical technology company committed to improving patients’ lives through body aesthetics. We are preparing to launch our first product, HydraSolve™ lipoplasty system, in the US in early 2012.


Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, Arkami, Inc. recognized a familiar pain point in most digital users’ lives and manufactured a simple password management device. myIDkey is the first fingerprint, voice-search, secure Bluetooth / USB drive that displays passwords and ID on the go as well as works with smart mobile devices and personal computers. Now passwords and account information is at the tip of your finger. 

BioPhotas, Inc. has developed innovative and technically advanced BioPhotonic products based on NASA’s research, which offer safe, natural and non-invasive treatments for skin rejuvenation and muscle and joint pain. BioPhotonic Therapy utilizes BioPhotas’ innovative combination of LED light energy and proprietary photo-modulation technologies to adjunctively treat acne, aesthetic, inflammation, muscle and joint pain conditions.

Founded in 2011, Blockade Medical is a privately held company dedicated the development of catheter based therapeutic devices for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. The Blockade Management team has a combined 65+ years in the neurovascular field. The Company is committed to bringing products to market that are not only current standards of care in the neuro interventional field but also innovative next generation solutions to complex interventional nuerovascular procedures. Blockade Medical is headquartered in Irvine, CA. The Company’s products are also designed and manufactured in California. The Company received CE Mark for its Barricade Coil System in July of 2012

Breathe Technologies, Inc.
is a developer and manufacturer of innovative therapeutic respiratory systems and is dedicated to helping people with compromised lung function breathe, move and live.

In the world of distributed data, cloud computing and big data there is a need to access any data, anywhere, at any time without having to be a programmer or DBA. Cirro is disrupting traditional data analytic approaches by empowering non-technical analysts to perform complex analysis on big data and traditional data sources with the simplicity of Excel or other in-house business intelligence tools. This type of analysis can be done without the complexity of dealing with multiple environments and languages. Users are free to ‘ask questions about their data’ with unparalleled access to any data regardless of the platform or environment for faster, more-informed data exploration and decision-making.

As a leading developer of highly integrated single chip CMOS ICs for high performance networking applications, ClariPhy offers the industry’s first seamless path from today’s 10 Gb/s networks to tomorrow’s 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s solutions. The company combines its extensive mixed-signal processing (MXSP) expertise with ultra high speed analog functions and complex DSP capabilities in a single scalable CMOS architecture.


 Compellon’s mission is to enable data scientists, analysts and business users to quickly and easily discover the truth hidden within diverse data sets. The result of 20 years of research in advance information theory, Compellon’s breakthrough analysis engine simplifies traditional data analytics by eliminating the trial-and-error methodology of testing data against multiple statistical models.




 Corent Technology is a leading provider of SaaS enablement software. Corent’s SaaS-Cockpit™ is a comprehensive operations and management platform for SaaS providers. Corent’s Multi-Tenant Server™ provides a software “plug-in” approach to instant transformation of conventional, single-tenant software applications into robust elastic, multi-tenant, cloud-ready SaaS solutions. Corent SaaS Enablement Platform was named the “2012 Cloud Product of the Year” at the TechAmerica’s 19th Annual High-tech Innovations Awards. Corent is managed by a team of Silicon Valley veterans from companies such as Apple, IBM, HP, Oracle, Sun and Sybase.


EIN-SOF is a leading provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions for both local and global companies. The company has a client-centric engagement model that combines local, senior, on-site resources with the cost, scale and quality advantages of off-shore operations. We adopt best practices methodologies to include V Cycle for software development and ISO 9001 for quality management. Our technical center has been assessed at CMMI level 3, indicating that all standard processes have been defined and documented. These certifications and practices provide a qualified foundation for all EIN-SOF service offerings and enable our clients to benefit internally.

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Enmotus enables fast and simple integration of SSDs and hard drives in servers and server centric distributed storage environments. Utilizing automated data migration and storage virtualization technology normally associated with expensive enterprise storage, we have created an easy path to scalable SSD adoption. Our MicroTiering™ creates a new class of affordable tiered storage that combines the capacity of hard drives with the performance of SSDs. The Enmotus solution responds in seconds to rapidly changing access patterns, ensuring that your SSD storage contains only that data that you need.

EyeOnJewels Corp. blends leading edge technologies with out-of-the-box innovation to help consumers connect with the jewelry and watch markets globally.

FUGU is the one-stop source for the production and distribution of interactive training and shows targeted to a consumer audience. The content is delivered in an immersive fashion that entangles the viewer in a compelling and participatory experience far removed from the traditional, passive media experience.


Gate 5 Energy Partners’ advanced and innovative technologies profitably produce a sustainable fuel out of sludge and other natural waste products and as a result eliminate associated health and environmental problems.

GenieDB is a geo-diverse, fully-replicated datafabric for enterprises who host multi-location apps demanding global consistency, user-data proximity, availability or scalability over very wide areas.


Gobiquity is focused on preventing blindness by being a leader in prescribed mobile health apps for vision care. Our innovative mobile diagnostics are used by medical professionals and patients to acquire clinically significant data in the clinic or at home.  GoCheck Kids is the initial product from Gobiquity and screens for amblyopia, the leading cause of loss of sight in children. The novel GoCheck Kids smart phone-based photo app allows pediatricians and their staff to screen children ages 1-6, in real time, assessing them for amblyopic risk factors. Gobiquity closed Series A funding with Interwest Partners in July 2013.

Hitachi Chemical is promoting a “Material System Solution” that provides customers with solutions to problems in product development from a comprehensive point of view regarding materials and technologies. 


Icon specializes in researching new materials and developing them into advanced medical devices. Our specialists conduct a complete workflow, from generating an idea to passing clinical approbations and launching products to the markets. Icon Lab is an international company operating in Russia, Germany and Turkey.


Sentrian, the first Remote Patient Intelligence Company, aspires to eliminate all preventable hospitalization by leveraging the revolution in biosensors and machine learning to remotely detect patient deterioration before problems become acute.


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Laguna Source is a specialty search firm which places Engineering, Scientific, and other professionals within the Biotechnology, BioPharma, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Complex Foods, In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Device, and Information Technology industries.


M2Catalyst. We make mobile apps, devices and services work: for developers, for mobile carriers, for device manufacturers. In this frenetic new market, we identify and hone the best of the best. Our quality control process takes your apps and services to the next level. Our marketers deliver them to boardrooms and the masses. M2Catalyst apps and services integrate seamlessly with carrier networks and handsets, and increase revenue for all involved. M2Catalyst. We set mobile markets in motion. All the way to the bank.


Maana is pioneering new search technology for big data. The world’s largest corporations use Maana to drive significant improvements in productivity, efficiency, safety, and security in operations of their core assets. Maana search is a single, industry-agnostic, end-to-end platform that mines raw data of any type from any source; creates actionable information from that data; and operationalizes the information across existing line-of-business applications to enable data-driven decisions. Currently focused on the Fortune 500 market, Maana has a successful track record on data from operations of core enterprise assets in numerous industries such as Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Insurance.


My Open Road is a revolutionary new geo-location travel game for smartphones. It rewards users in a positive reinforcement manner to be safe drivers, and reduce global warming by using alternate forms of transportation to conserve energy.

Driver safety is accomplished by encouraging  drivers to use any type of hands free system when behind the wheel. The My Open Road’s patent-pending technology can detect and reward drivers for using Bluetooth speakerphones, headsets, and ear buds or wired headsets.

My Open Road participates in reducing global warming by encouraging and rewarding users when they use different means of getting around other than driving. They can take public transportation, trains, carpool, even cycling and running will be supported.

Gamification is accomplished by rewarding points for every mile traveled, and a “social good” score based on the user’s means of travel. The safer a driver is, or the more energy conscious the mechanism of travel, the more points are earned and the higher the users “social good” score becomes. Users compete in a “leader board” system with friends or other users in their state, county, or city for bragging rights.


Bloggers, Content Providers, SEO Professionals, Advertisers and Corporate Marketing Managers use OnlyWire to submit millions of posts each day. Social Media Professionals use OnlyWire to launch, update and analyze social media campaigns.

Pivotshare’s mission is simple: to provide a world-class platform that enables content creators and publishers to profit off their hard work, that in turn entertains, informs, and delights their audiences.

We promise to build and maintain an infrastructure that supports publishers of all sizes, and to always listen to our customers as well as their customers.

Predixion Software, Inc. is the leading provider of collaborative predictive analytics solutions that are fully integrated with Microsoft Corp.’s BI platform – which has the largest install base across the business intelligence landscape.

Retronix Semiconductor is an engineering service company and general contractor serving the Semiconductor, and other high tech manufacturing industries.

Established in 1992, we have become the largest 3rd party engineering company worldwide employing over 350 technical & engineering people globally.

We specialise in:

  • Engineering service contracts
  • Staff augmentation programs
  • Equipment relocation support
  • Equipment sales and refurbishment

Our customer base contains some of the world’s largest IDMs and OEMs.

Sonendo has a new disruptive technology that promises to transform the way root canal therapy (endodontics) is performed. As opposed to current endodontic files that only touch 30-70% of the canal surface, Sonendo’s Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology reaches and cleans everywhere within the canal. In-vitro and in-vivo clinical studies show that Sonendo cleans faster, easier, and better than current available endodontic materials and devices.


SourceThought provides the tools and talent to process ETL natively in Hadoop.  Hadoop is the platform of choice for big data, but Hadoop is just the starting point.  Data must be migrated, profiled, cleansed, transformed, integrated, enhanced, managed and tracked.  That is where SourceThought comes in. SourceThought’s team of ETL and EDW experts are trained to use SourceThought tools and Hadoop to deliver turn key ETL and big data processing solutions to the enterprise.


Tellus Technology, Inc. is an environmental technology innovator committed to bringing biochemical and renewables-based manufacturing processes to the chemical and fuel industries that are transformative, sustainable, and highly profitable.

We are currently focused on the global commercialization of a innovative waste-to-value technology that upcycles used tires into widely accepted commercial products.  The net result of the Tellus Process is the upcycling of millions of scrap tires per year, the recovery and reintroduction of tens of millions of pounds of petroleum-based chemicals and fuels into manufacturing industries, and the sequestration of hundreds of thousands of pounds of Green House Gas emissions.


Our Mission is to develop growth and innovation in collaboration with like-minded partners, transforming healthcare by “doing more, with less, for more people.” Our Vision is to create a significant and successful independent vehicle that forms a collaborative partnership among leading health systems. This platform will enable innovation of high-quality, cost-effective solutions and growth of new revenue sources that address the reimbursement “gap” on behalf of our Members.


TrafIQ greatly increases capacity on overloaded wireless networks. Wireless operators are struggling to handle the explosive growth in data traffic on their networks. TrafIQ accurately predicts network performance at future traffic levels, allowing wireless network operators to determine precisely when and where capacity (new cell sites, radio equipment, spectrum) will need to be added or removed from their networks, far more accurately than existing planning and optimization methods. With TrafIQ, operators can identify simple, low cost ways to squeeze more capacity from their existing network assets. These changes can be made proactively before the customer experiences any degradation due to increasing traffic.

The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
at UC Irvine is a multidisciplinary research institute that develops information technology-based innovations. By integrating academic research with industry experience, the institute seeks to benefit society, incubate new technology companies and ignite economic development. Calit2 focuses on the digital transformation of healthcare, energy, the environment and culture. More than 150 UCI faculty, 250 students and 70 industry partners are actively engaged in Calit2 research activities.


The UCI Office of Technology Alliances (OTA) exists to foster faculty/industry alliances and commercialization of UC Irvine technology for the broad public benefit. OTA emphasizes accessibility, timeliness, and flexibility in its operations and negotiations to ensure that the federal, state and private investment in UCI research has the greatest possible positive impact on people and the economy.

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TruInject™ is a med tech company focused on the innovation, development, and commercialization of medical device products for the healthcare data analytics market. We are passionate about patient safety, and our mission is to develop first-in-class medical device products to address current unmet needs in the rapidly growing medical injectable market.

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Verismic Software, Inc. develops powerful, user-friendly technology to enhance and simplify the task of managing IT infrastructure from the cloud, focused on enabling greater efficiency, cost-savings and security.

Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., founder Ashley Leonard launched the company in 2012 to offer innovative solutions that solve IT problems while addressing security concerns. Verismic has since worked with over 150 companies ranging from 10 to 35,000 endpoints, delivering a variety of solutions for small to medium enterprises, managed service providers (MSPs) and large corporations. Verismic is already recognized as the leader in cloud-based power management solutions, and today boasts offices in four countries with 12 partners in nine countries.


VertiFlex is a privately held medical device company dedicated to the advancement of minimally invasive solutions for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis(LSS), which is the leading cause of spinal surgery in the elderly. Our focus is to resolve the pain of LSS, helping patients regain active and productive lifestyles.


The Future of Wireless is WiSpry! WiSpry is a fabless RF semiconductor company that has developed truly disruptive technologies for the wireless market. WiSpry brings significant performance improvements, size and cost reduction benefits to mobile handset manufacturers and network operators. This is achieved by on-chip integration of dynamically tunable RF elements into mobile handset front-end circuits.

The key to WiSpry’s technology is the integration of patented RF- micro-electro-mechanical–systems (MEMS) devices with industry standard RF-CMOS process flows, thereby enabling convergence of digital, analog, and RF functionality on a single chip.

This integration enables WiSpry’s very high performance tunable digital capacitors to take advantage of the latest advancements in logic and RF-CMOS processes resulting in substantial performance benefits at a cost that leverages the large fabless CMOS manufacturing infrastructure.





YouDitto is an app that lets people share and receive notifications based on their proximity to whatever place they’re interested in.

We build communication apps and services for smart phones! Our secret sauce is our proprietary, massively scalable, hosted communication platform and a collection of APIs and web services that speed mobile development. Our flagship product is YouMail™’s Visual Voicemail, a state-of-the-art mobile voicemail service, with applications available for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, and Windows Phone 7 platforms.


  • Abbot Medical Optics
  • AcuFocus, Inc.
  • ADVI
  • Allergan
  • Alphaeon
  • Bioquest
  • Canada International
  • Chapman University
  • CORT
  • Covidien
  • Cresa
  • Deloitte
  • DevicePharm
  • Dorsey
  • Edwards
  • EY
  • Fleishman Hillard
  • ICON plc
  • Irvine Chamber
  • JLL
  • K&L Gates
  • Knobbe Martens
  • London Economic Development Corporation
  • Merage Institute
  • Micro Vention
  • Microsemi
  • Moss Adams
  • PWC
  • SC Edison
  • Stradling
  • SVB – Sillicon Valley Bank
  • TechSpace
  • Teijin
  • UC Irvine