Two Bear Capital, a US venture capital firm investing in disruptors in biotechnology, bioinformatics, healthcare IT, machine learning and AI, and information security, promoted J. Seth Strattan, PhD to General Partner.
In this new leadership role, Dr. Strattan will take on more responsibilities for identifying and securing investment opportunities and mentoring the growth and development of companies within the Two Bear Capital portfolio. He will work closely with Founder and Managing Partner Mike Goguen to chart the strategic course for the firm as it enters a period of expansion. Strattan leads the Silicon Valley office and is focused on the application of data science, software engineering, and genomics technologies to solve problems in medicine and biology.
Strattan joined Two Bear Capital from Stanford University where he built and led engineering and data science teams in the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE), Human Cell Atlas (HCA), and International Human Epigenomics (IHEC) consortia. Previously, he held entrepreneurial and management positions in enterprise software and consulting. Strattan brings to Two Bear Capital a passion for empowering collaborations between scientists and engineers to deliver durable, reproducible solutions to problems in genomics and health. He holds a PhD in Structural Biology and a BA in Philosophy from Stanford University.
Founded in 2019 by Mike Goguen, Two Bear Capital is a venture capital firm that primarily focuses on early founder-led companies with disruptive innovations in biotechnology, bioinformatics, healthcare IT, machine learning and AI, and information security. Two Bear Capital has offices in Menlo Park, San Diego, Boston, and New York, with its home base in Whitefish, Montana.