Office Locations:

Suite 214, Byers Hall
UCSF Mission Bay, 1700 4th St.
San Francisco, CA 94158-2330
Phone: 415-514-9790



  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    QB3 is a consortium of three University of California campuses--UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and UCSF--that serves both science and society. The group fosters collaborations among scientific faculty that enhance innovation and discovery. Initiatives include: the Innolab, which manages the consortium's industry partnerships with companies such as Pfizer, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, and Johnson & Johnson; and startup support, which guides researchers from the precommercial stage to efficient operational companies. Startup services include the QB3 Startup in a Box, the organization's standard package designed to take an entrepreneur from an idea to a successful SBIR application; the QB3 Garage/Innovation Network; and the organization's seed-stage venture capital fund, Mission Bay Capital. QB3 starts new companies by assembling management teams, providing research space and identifying potential funding sources. The group created the QB3 Garage, the first start-up incubator within the University of California system. Since its inception, three of its first six companies closed venture capital funding of more than $5 million, and one was acquired at an early stage for a reported $25 million. Partnering gains access to the most innovative life science startups, including 500+ early-stage companies and and 400+ companies in QB3 Startup in a Box.

    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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    Agnes Buenaventura Financial Analyst
    Christine Winoto Deputy Director
    David Haussler Ph.D. Campus Director
    Herminio Neto Associate Director, Communications & Marketing
    Kaspar Mossman Ph.D. Communications & Marketing Director


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