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aboutDouglas Crawford, PhD

Douglas Crawford, PhD General Partner

Doug Crawford (Ph.D.) is a General Partner at BioInnovation Capital. He is Managing Director of Mission Bay Capital and runs QB3@953, the San Francisco shared laboratory. Formerly, Doug was Associate Director at QB3, an activity in the UC system. In the last ten years, Doug has built an entrepreneurial ecosystem that helps launch more than 75 companies per year and created an incubator network with five sites and 86 companies. In addition, Doug has founded two seed stage venture funds, Mission Bay Capital Fund I and Fund II. Companies in the combined portfolio have raised more than $500 million and created greater than 500 jobs. Doug is the primary partner, overseeing all investments, managing fund operations, and overseeing the funds’ support of their portfolio companies. To date, he has been responsible for over twenty investments, of which three have been exited (Redwood BioSciences, iPierian, and Calithera). He is a Board member or observer at Delpor, Magnamosis, Magnap, Ocular Dynamics, Avexegen, and Zephyrus.

Doug received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from UCSF where he studied the regulation of aging. Doug has sailed professionally, including the 1992 America’s Cup with Sved Fischer.