Dan Janney has been investing in life sciences companies for more than 20 years. Dan joined Alta Partners at its founding and is a Managing Director. His focus on working with talented entrepreneurs to create companies around novel insights in biology and new approaches to drug discovery has led to the funding and development of 32 companies. Prior to Alta, he was a senior investment banker at Montgomery Securities where he advised life science companies on over $8 billion of equity and merger transactions. Dan is currently on the board of directors of several public and private companies, including Esperion Therapeutics, Evolve Biosystems, Prolacta Bioscience, Sutro Biopharma, and Viveve. In addition, he led Alta’s investments in Astex Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Supergen), Cellective (acquired by Medimmune), ChemGenex (acquired by Cephalon), CoTherix (acquired by Actelion), DeUnity Health (acquired by United Health), Dynavax, Endonetics (acquired by Medtronic), Ilex Oncology (acquired by Millennium Pharmaceuticals), InterMune (acquired by Roche), LJL Biosystems (acquired by Molecular Devices), Mako Surgical (acquired by Stryker) and Triangle Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Gilead).
In 2006 and 2007, Dan was listed in Forbes’ Midas 100 List of Top Tech Investors. He is a member of The President’s Council of the J. David Gladstone Institutes and serves on the Board of Regents of Georgetown University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.