VC  De Novo Ventures

     Office Locations:

PO Box 2160
Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: 650-329-1999
Fax: 650-329-1315



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    Founded March of 2000, De Novo Ventures is a healthcare investment firm. De Novo's principals have participated as both entrepreneurs and investors in the earliest stages of many product areas that now represent significant businesses within the health care sector of the global economy including angioplasty, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, endoscopy and spine therapy. Currently, De Novo has $650 million under management, and expects to invest $8-15 million over the life of a transaction. The De Novo team has made over 40 investments (across three funds) in both the biotechnology and medical device sectors. Denovo is investing its third firm, DNV III. The firm invests in all stages of enterprise development and growth - from early stage to late stage. Eight exits have occurred from the first fund; four were successful IPOs.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Frederick Dotzler Managing Director
    Joe Mandato Managing Director
    Richard Ferrari Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Astute Medical
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      Spinal Kinetics
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      WaveTec Vision
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