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We Make an Impact

The General Inception team is your team, taking on most (or even all) of the day-to-day planning and execution activities for building exceptional companies. With a holistic and collaborative approach to company building, everyone is motivated to create impact.

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General Inception's team shows what can be achieved collaboratively when you optimize for company development. There are huge challenges to take innovations from the lab to product development and market.  General Inception provides an entrepreneurial platform to help with those challenges to facilitate strategic growth and save effort, time, money, and energy.

- Utkan Demirci, PhD

Co-Founder & Inventor, Mercury Biosciences

Standford University School of Medicine

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Meet The Team

MANAGEMENT

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Paul Conley, PhD

Chairman & CEO

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Venkat Reddy, PhD

Chief Science Officer  

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Vikram Chaudhery, PhD

President & COO

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Francois Valencony

Chief Business Officer

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ENGINEERED BIOLOGY DIVISION

Leadership

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Chris Hoppe

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Sara Jones, PhD

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Sourcing & Diligence

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Emily Hopkins

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LIFE SCIENCE TOOLS & DIAGNOSTICS DIVISION

Leadership

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Paco Cifuentes, PhD

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Brad Nelson

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Sourcing & Diligence Team

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Kelly Kaihara, PhD

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Blake Sanders, PhD

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Executives

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Alice A. Chen, PhD

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Byron Hewett

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Deanna Church

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Liz Kerr, PhD

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Alan Dance

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Sundiep Phanse, PhD

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Luis Gosálbez

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Jeff Rieger

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Advisors

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David Klein

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Brad Crutchfield

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THERAPEUTICS DIVISION

Leadership

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Venkat Reddy, PhD

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Executives

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Elizabeth Berezovsky, PhD

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Sara Jones, PhD

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David Moffat

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James Rush

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Program Managers

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Vicky Arena De Souza 

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Kevin Hollevoet

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Advisors

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Tricia Carrigan

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Geoff Nosrati, PhD

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Leadership

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Francois Valencony

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Business Development

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Kevin Hollevoet

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Brad Nelson

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Alain Pluquet

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Tim Richardson

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ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS

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Jeroen Blokhuis

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Rubén Flores-Saaib, PhD

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FUNCTIONAL SUPPORT

Finance

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Carol Tillis

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Marketing

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Rebecca Galler

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Corporate Development

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Sundiep Phanse, PhD

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BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Leadership

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Don Arnold, PhD

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Business Systems

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John Saunders, PhD

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Program Management

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Rebecca Batterson

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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Jane Pitt

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Krista Smith

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Sammie Wolfe

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Investors

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