Friday, October 18, 2019

Noted Life Sciences Investor Brook Byers Gives Stanford's Annual Fogarty Lecture

On October 21, 2019, a leading Silicon Valley life sciences investor, Brook Byers, gave the 21st annual Fogarty Lecture at the Biodesign Center at Stanford.  The talk streams online at YouTube.

  • One-hour talk at YouTube, here.
  • Byers' page at the Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers website, here.
    • Wikipedia here.  Lists the long line of top-tier companies where Byers has been a board member.
Stanford (Stanford-Byers) Biodesign center here.  There's also a Byers Hall at UCSF.
Fogarty Institute for Innovation here. (Dr. Fogarty at Wikipedia, here.)

Byers highlights four influential books, John Doerr's Measure What Matters, Bill Campbell's Trillion Dollar Coach, Thomas Byers et al. Technology Ventures, and the Stanford Biodesign textbook, "Biodesign," by Paul Yock and coauthors.

Companies highlighted in his talk include Genentech, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Oculeve, Optimedica, CareDx, and Verana.