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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

Stanford 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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Executives

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Peter Seufer-Wasserthal

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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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Chris Barbazette

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Deanna Church, PhD

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Liz Kerr, PhD

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Jeff Caputo

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Alan Dance

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Sundiep Phanse, PhD

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Alice A. Chen, PhD

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Byron Hewett

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Jeff Rieger

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Program Managers

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Ingrid Caton

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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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Laure Bouchez, PhD

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Elodie Dormes

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Sara Jones, PhD

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David Moffat, PhD

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Soumya Ray, PhD

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Greg Timblin, PhD

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Program Managers

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Vicky Arena De Souza, PhD 

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Ingrid Caton

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Advisors

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Tricia Carrigan

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Loïc Vincent, PhD

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Leadership

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Francois Valencony

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Business Development

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Elodie Dormes

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Brad Nelson

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Alain Pluquet

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ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS

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Jeroen Blokhuis, PhD

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STRATEGIC ADVISORS

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Tim Richardson

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FUNCTIONAL SUPPORT

Finance

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Carol Tillis

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Stéphane Béchot

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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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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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Krista Smith

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Samie Wolfe

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Our Experience Building and Impacting Life Science Companies

GI team members have founded companies, developed and commercialized successful products, and raised billions of dollars. We’ve worked in the leading companies across our ecosystem.

ENGINEERED BIOLOGY

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LIFE SCIENCE TOOLS & DIAGNOSTICS

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THERAPEUTICS

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Investors

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