Jason Lettmann, General Partner
Jason Lettmann is a General Partner of Lightstone Ventures as well as a General Partner on the Life Science team at Morgenthaler Ventures and is based in Lightstone’s Menlo Park office. Jason invests in biopharmaceutical and medical device companies and brings over 15 years of operating and venture experience in the life science sector. Jason currently serves on the Board of Directors of ALX Oncology Ltd., Carrick Therapeutics Ltd., FIRE1 Ltd., Promedior Inc., Relievant Medsystems Inc., and Second Genome Inc. Jason also led the firm’s investments and served as a Director of Ra Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: RARX) as well as Vapotherm (NYSE: VAPO). Jason established Lightstone’s Europe office in 2014 located in Dublin, Ireland, to expand the firm’s investment activities to Europe and currently serves as Director of Lightstone Capital Management Ireland Ltd.
Before joining Morgenthaler in 2009, Jason was a Vice President at Split Rock Partners where he focused on early-stage venture investments in the life sciences. During his time at Split Rock, Jason was actively involved with the firm’s investment in Ardian (acquired by Medtronic), Cabochon Aesthetics (acquired by Ulthera), Atritech (acquired by Boston Scientific), Entellus Medical (NASDAQ: ENTL), Evalve (acquired by Abbott), and Transcend Medical (acquired by Alcon). Jason was also previously a co-founder and on the Board of Tarsus Medical before its acquisition by Integra Life Sciences in 2013.
Earlier in his career, Jason’s experience includes tenure with Guidant Corporation’s Compass Group which focused on corporate venture investing and business development, as well as a consultant with Accenture’s Health and Life Science practice, where he advised clients across the medical device, pharmaceutical, and healthcare payer sectors. Jason also previously worked as a Genetic Research Analyst at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
M.B.A. with distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business
B.A. with honors from the University of Iowa
Sector: Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Devices
Location: Menlo Park
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