VCJ Fact Sheet for Ryan Drant
Born: 1970 in Long Beach, CA
Education: B.A. from Stanford University.
Career Path: Ryan Drant is a partner in the Baltimore, Md.-based office of New Enterprise Associates. Prior to joining NEA in August of 1996, Ryan was with the Health Care Investment Banking Group of Alex. Brown & Sons, where he focused primarily on the medical device and healthcare services areas. Previously, he worked in the San Francisco Office of Arthur Andersen & Co.
Venture Focus: Healthcare
Investments:cMore Medical Solutions Inc., Concentric Medical Inc., Emerge Healthcare Inc., Fox Hollow Technologies Inc., Intrinisc Orthopedics Inc., Neuron Therapeutics Inc., PatientKeeper Inc. and Proxima Therapeutics Inc.
Greatest Accomplishment: Sticking to my guns as a health-care investor during the Internet bubble.
Biggest Mistake: Too many to pick just one.
If you weren’t a VC, you’d be a? Helicopter skiing/snowboarding guide.
Pet Peeve: People with ?cement ears? (i.e. people who don?t listen).
Did You Know? Takes an annual helicopter skiing trip to Valdez, Alaska.
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