ALEX DE WINTER
PH.D., Director, Healthcare Ventures, GE Ventures
Alex de Winter invests in life science instrumentation and clinical diagnostics startups, leading GE Ventures’ investment in Veracyte (VCYT). Alex joined GE Ventures from Mohr Davidow Ventures, where he served as a board director with On-Q-ity and board observer for CardioDx, Corventis, Crescendo Bioscience, didimi, DVS Sciences, and Personalis. He started his career as a research scientist with 454 Life Sciences (acquired by Roche) and Pacific Biosciences (PACB). Alex has an MBA from UC Berkeley, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford, and graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a BA in English and Chemistry. When not working, Alex enjoys cooking and supporting/lamenting the Dallas Cowboys.
Tales from the Front Line
Bonnie and Alex will discuss Veracyte’s experiences over the last eight years, sharing lessons applicable for diagnostic companies at any stage, from inception to IPO.