VC  Shalon Ventures

     Office Locations:

155 Island Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-566-8200
Fax: 650-566-8200



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    Shalon Ventures invests its intellectual, financial and management resources to raise significant additional capital for mature-stage companies. Targeted investments can deliver major improvements in enhancing the safety and outcome in medical procedures, reducing or eliminating hospitalization, reducing procedural costs, or reducing the skill-set required to perform a procedure. Using its resources and networks in the San Francisco Bay Area, the firm works with clinicians, inventors, academics, entrepreneurs, and venture capital professionals to determine the clinical need of a technology, develop and demonstrate its commercial and technical feasibility, and build the management team that will commercialize it. Shalon invests in its companies directly using the Shalon Ventures fund and raises additional capital through close collaborations with leading life science VC firms. Shalon is particularly interested in clinical and consumer products based on devices, material science, device/material combinations, specialty pharmaceuticals and clinically significant diagnostics. Shalon has a decades long focus on the life sciences which has expanded recently and now includes consumer facing products and services with minimal regulatory hurdles.

    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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    Barry Cheskin
    Dr. Ajit S. Shah
    Dr. Dari Shalon Managing Partner
    Dr. Sam Sawan
    Teddy Shalon Managing Partner


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