Jean George, General Partner
Jean is a General Partner of Lightstone Ventures. She focuses on biopharmaceutical and medical device investments out of the firm’s Boston office, where she also serves as a General Partner of Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV). Her representative investments include Acceleron Pharma (NASDAQ: XLRN), Calithera Biosciences (NASDAQ: CALA), Cyteir Therapeutics, Disarm Therapeutics (acquired by Eli Lilly), Flex Pharma (NASDAQ: FLKS), Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FPRX), Gemini Therapeutics, Hypnion (acquired by Eli Lilly), Locanabio Therapeutics, Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PTLA), Proteolix (acquired by Onyx Pharmaceuticals), Tizona Therapetics (acquired by Gilead), Verastem (NASDAQ: VSTM), and Zeltiq Aesthetics (NASDAQ: ZLTQ).
Jean has been featured on the Forbes Midas List and was previously a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Prior to LSV and ATV, Jean worked for BancBoston Ventures and led its life sciences investments in Neurometrix (NASDAQ:NURO), Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IRWD), NuGenesis Technologies (acquired by Waters) and Syntonix Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Biogen/Idec).
She has been in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 30 years, including 10 years with Genzyme Corporation, where she held a variety of operational roles in marketing, product development, and business development, including Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. She also was Vice President and Founder of Genzyme’s Tissue Repair Division. Previously, Jean spent six years working in chemistry and bioresearch.
M.B.A. from Simmons College Graduate School of Management
B.S. from the University of Maine
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