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

Our Executives

Each executive team member has deep functional and industrial expertise to contribute to early company building. Our executives are dedicated to individual companies and are the first executives on the early management teams.

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Lizzy Berezovsky, PhD

Executive-in-Residence

Therapeutics Operations

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Alan Dance

Executive-in-Residence, Life Science Tools & Diagnostics

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Paco Cifuentes, PhD

Vice President

Commercial Development

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Byron Hewett

Executive-in-Residence, Life Science Tools & Diagnostics

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Liz Kerr

Executive-in-Residence, Life Science Tools

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David Moffat

Vice President

Chemistry

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Brad Nelson

Vice President

Commercial Development

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Geoff Nosrati, PhD

Strategic Advisor

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Sundiep Phanse, PhD

Executive-in-Residence

Commercial Development

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Venkat Reddy, PhD

Chief Science Officer, Therapeutics Strategy & Development  

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Tim Richardson

Vice President, Strategic Business Development

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David Uffer

Vice President, Commercial Development, MedTech

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Francois Valencony

Chief Business Officer

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Our Practice

Our practice leads have deep technical experience in their industries and serve as the first point of contact for scientific innovators. They are instrumental in setting up the essential building blocks for our companies.

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Sara Jones, PhD

Senior Director, Cell Engineering

& Synthetic Biology

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Kelly Kaihara, PhD

Director, Life Science

Tools & Diagnostics

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Jayon Wang

Director, MedTech & Digital Health

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Our Operations

Our operations team provides all facets of company building infrastructure including system operations, branding, business development and non-dilutive funding to complement the founding teams.

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Don Arnold, PhD

Vice President

Business Operations

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Jeroen Blokhuis

Academic Innovations, BD and Partnerships Lead Europe

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Rachel Fezzie, PhD

Director

Government Partnerships

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Rubén Flores-Saaib, PhD

Academic Innovations and Partnerships Lead

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Rebecca Galler

Vice President

Marketing

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John Saunders, PhD

Senior Director

Business Systems

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Our Founders

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Jim Buzzitta, MD

Strategic Advisor &

Founding Investor

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Paul Conley, PhD

Chairman & CEO

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Vikram Chaudhery, PhD

President & COO

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Investors

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