Strategy & Approach

Longitude Capital specializes in making venture growth investments in biotechnology, medical technology, and health solutions companies that seek to improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient quality of life, and reduce the cost of care. We invest in both privately held and publicly traded companies through a variety of investment approaches. Since 2006, Longitude Capital has raised over $2 billion across six funds and demonstrated an ability to source, manage, and exit attractive investments across multiple market cycles.

Our venture growth strategy is rooted in building a balanced portfolio of clinical-stage and commercial-stage companies with clinically de-risked assets, favorable valuations relative to risk profile, and attractive expected returns within three to five years from initial investment.

Longitude Capital seeks to identify new investment opportunities by tapping into our broad network of industry relationships

or through the execution of proprietary thematic research into emerging therapeutic areas or industry sub-sectors. We utilize a variety of investment structures, including traditional venture capital, asset spin-outs, recapitalizations, PIPEs, open market purchases, royalties, and other equity and equity-linked instruments.

Following an initial investment, we work closely with our portfolio companies and syndicate partners to develop and implement strategic plans, achieve key operating objectives, build world-class teams, raise capital, and pursue liquidity opportunities in a manner that optimizes returns to key stakeholders.

Our company name was inspired by the Longitude Prize, a competition established by the British monarchy in 1714 to solve one of the greatest scientific problems of the day.

Our Team,
Your Partners

Longitude Capital’s founders have been investing together since 2002. Our team has over 200 years of combined investing experience in the life sciences industry and has collaborated on over 90 new investments and 150 follow-on investments in the biotechnology, medical technology, and health solutions sectors. We operate from our offices in Menlo Park, California, Greenwich, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts.

Leadership

Juliet
Bakker

Managing Director

Ms. Bakker is a Managing Director and Founder of Longitude Capital. Prior to Longitude Capital, Ms. Bakker was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures, where she founded the life sciences investment practice. Prior to Pequot, she was Director, Strategic Planning and Director, Operations of Waste Management International, and was a sell-side equity analyst with Banque Paribas. Ms. Bakker began her career as an investment banker in the corporate finance department at PaineWebber. She currently serves on the boards of Ceribell, Endogenex, Nalu, RxSight (RXST), Sydnexis, and an undisclosed medical technology company. Selected prior board memberships include Ablation Frontiers (acquired by Medtronic), Alphaeon, AqueSys (acquired by Allergan), Axonics Modulation Technologies (AXNX), CryoVascular Systems (acquired by Boston Scientific), Eargo (EAR), Embolic Protection (acquired by Boston Scientific), Enteric Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), eyeonics (acquired by Bausch+Lomb), Genyx Medical (acquired by C.R. Bard), Insulet (PODD), Precision Dermatology (acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals), Sadra Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), and Venus Concept (VERO). Ms. Bakker holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BSc from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (”CALS”) at Cornell University, where she is a member of the CALS Advisory Council.

Focus Areas: Medical Technology, Health Solutions
Location: Greenwich

Maxwell
Bikoff

Managing Director

Mr. Bikoff is a Managing Director at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2016, Mr. Bikoff held a series of strategy, finance, and operating roles at Cardinal Health. While at Cardinal Health, he worked to deploy over $6 billion of capital through M&A and minority investments. Most recently, Mr. Bikoff was the Director of North America Marketing for the Cordis cardiovascular franchise. Mr. Bikoff currently serves on the board of Polares Medical and is a board observer at Ceribell and an undisclosed medical technology company. He previously served as a board observer at Amphora (acquired), Eargo (EAR), Endogenex, LimFlow (acquired by Inari Medical), Nalu Medical, and RxSight (RXST), and was also actively involved in Longitude Capital’s investment in Axonics Modulation Technologies (AXNX) and PROCEPT BioRobotics (PRCT). Mr. Bikoff began his career in Deloitte Consulting’s Life Sciences Strategy practice and holds a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Focus Areas: Medical Technology
Location: Menlo Park

Patrick
Enright

Managing Director

Mr. Enright is a Managing Director and Founder of Longitude Capital. Prior to Longitude Capital, Mr. Enright was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures, where he co-led the life sciences investment practice. Prior to Pequot, he was a Managing Member of the Delta Opportunity Fund at Diaz & Altschul Capital Management. Mr. Enright began his investment career at PaineWebber Development Corporation. Mr. Enright also has significant life sciences operations experience, including senior executive positions at Valentis (VLTS), Boehringer Mannheim (acquired by Roche), and Sandoz (now known as Novartis). Mr. Enright currently serves on the boards of CuraSen Therapeutics, Endeavor Biomedicines, Epirium Bio, Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Opna Bio, Orbus Therapeutics, Vera Therapeutics (VERA), and Zenas BioPharma. Selected prior board memberships include Aimmune (AIMT, acquired by Nestlé), Codexis (CDXS), Corcept Therapeutics (CORT), Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR), Horizon Pharmaceuticals (HZNP), InfaCare Pharmaceutical (acquired by Mallinckrodt), MAP Pharmaceuticals (MAPP, acquired by Allergan), Prestwick Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Lundbeck), Rivus Pharmaceuticals, Sequenom (SQNM, acquired by LabCorp), Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD), Vaxcyte (PCVX), as well as the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Mr. Enright holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Biological Sciences from Stanford University.

Focus Areas: Biotechnology, Health Solutions
Location: Menlo Park

Marc
Galletti

Managing Director

Mr. Galletti is a Managing Director and Founder of Longitude Capital. Prior to Longitude Capital, Mr. Galletti was a Senior Vice President of Pequot Ventures, where he worked in the life sciences practice. Prior to Pequot Ventures, Mr. Galletti worked at Amerindo Investment Advisors, Vector Fund Management, and the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan & Co. Mr. Galletti began his career in the life sciences industry at APM, a management consultancy dedicated to improving operations performance within the patient care and procedural units of large acute-care hospitals. Mr. Galletti currently serves on the board of Murj. Selected prior board memberships include Amphora Medical (acquired), Aptus Endosystems (acquired by Medtronic), and Twelve (acquired by Medtronic), and he has also been involved with prior investments in Ablation Frontiers (acquired by Medtronic), MAP Pharmaceuticals (MAPP, acquired by Allergan), Prestwick Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Lundbeck), Sadra Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), and Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD). Mr. Galletti previously served on advisory boards for the Innovation and New Ventures Office at Northwestern University and the Life Sciences Advisory Board of Silicon Valley Bank. Mr. Galletti holds an MBA in Finance and Health Services Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an AB from Princeton University.

Focus Areas:
Medical Technology, Health Solutions
Location:
Menlo Park

Carolyn
Helms

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Helms is a Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer at Longitude Capital. Ms. Helms is responsible for the financial reporting of the Firm’s investment funds, as well as the day-to-day management of Firm-wide finance, tax, human resources, IT, and administration. In addition, Ms. Helms supports the Firm’s regulatory compliance program and works closely on legal, investor relations, and other operational matters. Ms. Helms served as the Firm’s Chief Compliance Officer from 2014 to September 2021. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2008, Ms. Helms was the Controller at Sierra Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on technology. Prior to Sierra Ventures, Ms. Helms was an Accounting Manager at NetManage, a publicly-traded software company, and was a Senior Auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Helms is a licensed CPA (inactive) and graduated cum laude with a BS in Business Administration (Accounting) from San Jose State University.

Focus Areas: Finance, Operations, Compliance
Location:
Menlo Park

Brian
Liu

Managing Director

Dr. Liu is a Managing Director at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2018, Dr. Liu was an Engagement Manager in the pharmaceuticals and medical products practice of McKinsey & Company. Dr. Liu currently serves on the board of CG Oncology and Lassen Therapeutics, and is a board observer at Quanta Therapeutics, and Zenas Biopharma. He previously served as a board observer at Dascena, Endeavor Biomedicines, Inflazome (acquired by Roche), Rivus Pharmaceuticals, Tourmaline Bio (TRML) (formerly known as Talaris Therapeutics (TALS)), and Vera Therapeutics (VERA), and was also actively involved in Longitude Capital’s investment in Strongbridge Biopharma (SBBP). Dr. Liu holds an MD from Stanford School of Medicine and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.


Focus Areas: Biotechnology
Location: Menlo Park

Michael
Wert

Managing Director

Mr. Wert is a Managing Director at Longitude Capital. Mr. Wert was previously with Longitude Capital from 2008 to 2012 and rejoined in 2016. Before that, he was a Vice President at Warburg Pincus, where he focused on healthcare investments. Prior to joining Longitude Capital, Mr. Wert worked in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Wert currently serves on the board of Cortica, On Belay Health, and WelbeHealth, and is a board observer at Cohere Health and Murj. He previously served as a board observer at California Cryobank (acquired by GI Partners and now known as Generate Life Sciences) and Somatus, and was also actively involved in Longitude Capital’s investments in IntelyCare and NOCD. While at Warburg Pincus, Mr. Wert served as a board observer at Silk Road Medical (SILK), Outset Medical (OM), and Accriva Diagnostics (acquired by Werfen). Mr. Wert holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow and received a Certificate in Social Innovation and Public Management. He received his dual-degree BA in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB), and Economics with honors from Whitman College, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Focus Areas: Health Solutions
Location: Menlo Park

Matthew
Young

Managing Director

Mr. Young is a Managing Director of Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2022, Mr. Young was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of GRAIL, a developer of blood cancer tests that was acquired by Illumina (ILMN) for $8 billion in 2021. From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Young held positions of increasing responsibility at Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), a Longitude portfolio company, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Jazz, Mr. Young was an investment banker for nearly 20 years at Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, and Merrill Lynch, where he advised and led financings for hundreds of emerging and established life science companies. Additionally, Mr. Young served on the board of PRA Health Sciences (PRAH) until its acquisition by ICON plc for $12 billion in 2021, and currently serves as Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CytomX Therapeutics (CTMX). Mr. Young also serves as a board member of Alpha-9 Therapeutics, Avenge Bio, and OrsoBio, and was actively involved in Longitude Capital’s investment in Mirum Pharmaceuticals (MIRM). Mr. Young holds an MBA and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Focus Areas: Biotechnology
Location:
Menlo Park

Investment Professionals

Neil
Advani

Associate

Mr. Advani is an Associate at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2024, Mr. Advani was an Investment Banking Analyst at Cowen, where he covered medical technology. He also was a Private Equity Analyst at Montage Partners prior to Cowen. Mr. Advani holds a BS in Accounting and a BS in Finance from the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business.

Focus Areas: Medical Technology
Location: Menlo Park

Bethany
Chen

Associate

Ms. Chen is an Associate at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2024, Ms. Chen was an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley in the Healthcare group, where she focused on the biopharmaceutical sector. Ms. Chen holds a MS in Biology and a BS in Human Biology with a minor in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Focus Areas: Biotechnology
Location: Boston

Zack
Ely

Senior Associate

Dr. Ely is a Senior Associate at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital full-time in 2022, Dr. Ely was a Longitude Research Fellow. Dr. Ely’s work has been published in several leading journals, including Nature Biotechnology, Cancer Cell, and Nature Cancer. Dr. Ely serves as a board observer at Alpha-9 Theranostics. Dr. Ely earned a PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he specialized in genome engineering and cancer immunology, and a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Vanderbilt University.

Focus Areas: Biotechnology
Location:
 Boston

Varun
Gupta

Principal

Mr. Gupta is a Principal at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2020, Mr. Gupta was a Consultant in the MedTech practice at L.E.K. Consulting, where he focused on growth strategy and M&A for corporate and private equity clients in the medical device industry. Mr. Gupta currently serves as a board observer at Endogenex and Nalu Medical, and was actively involved in Longitude Capital’s investments in Ceribell, Eargo (EAR), LimFlow, PROCEPT BioRobotics (PRCT), and an undisclosed medical technology company. He holds a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.

Focus Areas: Medical Technology
Location: Menlo Park

David
Hirsch

Venture Partner

Dr. Hirsch is a Venture Partner and Founder of Longitude Capital. Prior to Longitude Capital, Dr. Hirsch was a Vice President of Pequot Ventures, where he worked in the healthcare practice. Prior to Pequot Ventures, Dr. Hirsch was an Engagement Manager in the pharmaceutical practice of McKinsey & Company. Dr. Hirsch is the CEO of Alpha-9 Theranostics, in addition to serving on the board of Rapid Micro Biosystems (RPID). Selected prior board memberships include Amunix Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Sanofi), Civitas Therapeutics (acquired by Acorda), Collegium Pharmaceutical (COLL), Inflazome (acquired by Roche), Molecular Templates (MTEM), Poseida Therapeutics (PSTX), Precision Therapeutics, Tricida (TCDA), Velicept Therapeutics, and Zavante Therapeutics (acquired by Nabriva (NBVA)). Dr. Hirsch also led Longitude Capital’s investments in Amarin (AMRN) and Cadence Pharmaceuticals (CADX, acquired by Mallinckrodt (MNK)). Dr. Hirsch holds a PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a BA in Biology from The Johns Hopkins University.

Focus Areas: Biotechnology
Location: Boston

Cindy
Hu

Associate

Ms. Hu is an Associate at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2022, Ms. Hu was an Investment Banking Analyst at JP Morgan, where she covered biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Ms. Hu holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Focus Areas: Biotechnology
Location:
 Boston

Maggie
Jamison

Manager of Investor Relations & Marketing

Ms. Jamison is a Manager of Investor Relations and Marketing at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2019, Ms. Jamison was an Account Manager at BBDO serving the Allergan and Bayer Crop Science accounts, where she led the development and launch of multi-channel marketing campaigns. Ms. Jamison holds a BA in Marketing and International Business from the University of Georgia.

Focus Areas: Investor Relations & Marketing
Location:
 Menlo Park

Taiway
Kyon

Associate

Mr. Kyon is an Associate at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2022, Mr. Kyon was an Associate at DNA Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm. Before that, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Guggenheim Partners, where he covered medical devices. Mr. Kyon holds a BS in Business with a concentration in Finance and Statistics from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Focus Areas:
Health Solutions
Location:
Menlo Park

Victoria
Lai

Vice President

Ms. Lai is a Vice President at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2021, Ms. Lai was an Investor at HealthQuest Capital, a healthcare venture growth investment firm, where she executed investments across growth-stage healthcare companies including Everly Health, Thirty Madison, and ENT Specialty Partners. Prior to HealthQuest Capital, Ms. Lai was a Director at CarePoint Health System, where she held roles in strategy and operations and helped to build and run value-based care organizations. She also worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Goldman Sachs. Ms. Lai is a board observer at Cortica, NOCD, On Belay Health Solutions, and WelbeHealth. She was also actively involved in Longitude Capital’s investment in IntelyCare. Ms. Lai holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University.

Focus Areas:
Health Solutions
Location:
Menlo Park

Rod
Lim

Senior Analyst – Public Equities

Dr. Lim is a Senior Analyst focusing on public equities at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2024, Dr. Lim was an Analyst at Deep Track Capital, Lynx1, and Walleye Capital, where he focused on biotechnology long/short public equities. Prior to that, Dr. Lim was an Investment Banking Vice President at Jefferies, where he covered healthcare companies. Dr. Lim holds a PhD in Neurobiology from California Institute of Technology, and an MS in Cancer Immunology and a BS in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego.

Focus Areas:
Biotechnology
Location:
Boston

Trudy
Vanhove

Venture Partner

Dr. Vanhove is a Venture Partner at Longitude Capital. Dr. Vanhove has more than 25 years of clinical drug development and medical affairs experience across small and large biopharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2023, Dr. Vanhove most recently served as Chief Medical Officer of Surrozen (SRZN), a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing novel regenerative medicines. Prior to Surrozen, Dr. Vanhove served as Vice President, Medical Affairs and, subsequently, Vice President of Search and Evaluation at Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), a Longitude portfolio company. Prior to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, she served as Vice President, Medical Affairs at Depomed, Vice President, Clinical Development at NeurogesX, and a Medical Director at XOMA. She began her career as a Medical Director at Abbott Laboratories. Dr. Vanhove holds an MD and a PhD in Pharmacology from the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium. She completed a fellowship in clinical pharmacology at Stanford University and holds an MBA from St. Mary’s College. Dr. Vanhove has authored, or co-authored, dozens of peer-reviewed articles, and is an inventor of numerous patents.

Focus Areas: Biotechnology
Location: Menlo Park

Cindy
Wang

Vice President

Dr. Wang is a Vice President at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2022, Dr. Wang was the Senior Director of Strategy & Corporate Development at Dascena, a Longitude portfolio company. Prior to Dascena, Dr. Wang was an Engagement Manager at L.E.K. Consulting, where she consulted life sciences companies on drug development, commercial, and portfolio strategy. Dr. Wang currently serves as a board observer at CuraSen Therapeutics, Endeavor Biomedicines, Epirium Bio, Lassen Therapeutics, and Orbus Therapeutics. Dr. Wang holds a PhD in Chemical Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Chemical and Physical Biology from Harvard University.

Focus Areas: Biotechnology
Location: Menlo Park

Anja
Zehfuss

Research Analyst

Ms. Zehfuss is a Research Analyst at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2022, Ms. Zehfuss assisted Draper Associates, an early-stage venture capital firm, in identifying potential investment opportunities through the University of Oxford start-up ecosystem. Ms. Zehfuss holds a MPhil from the University of Oxford and a BS in Human Biology from Stanford University.

Focus Areas: Health Solutions
Location: Menlo Park

Operations

Teresa
Cabreros

Controller - Operations & Tax

Ms. Cabreros is a Controller – Operations & Tax at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude in 2017, Ms. Cabreros was the Tax Controller at Northgate Capital. Ms. Cabreros started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, as a Senior Tax Accountant in the Venture Capital Group, which led to a finance position at ONSET Ventures, an early-stage venture capital investment firm focused on the information and medical technology sectors. During her tenure at ONSET, Ms. Cabreros was a Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager, and Assistant Controller. Ms. Cabreros holds a BA in Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Location: Menlo Park

Rose
Caruso Wilson

Compliance and Legal Associate

Ms. Caruso Wilson is a Compliance and Legal Associate at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2022, Ms. Caruso Wilson was a Compliance Consultant at ACA Global (formerly known as ACA Compliance), where she advised SEC-registered investment advisers on U.S. federal securities laws and helped develop and administer regulatory compliance programs for her clients. Ms. Caruso Wilson received her JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law and holds a BA in Political Science with a double minor in Criminology and Italian Language and Culture Studies from Marquette University.

Focus Areas: Legal, Compliance
Location: Menlo Park

Lisa
Chui

VP of People

Ms. Chui is a VP of People at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2022, Ms. Chui was a VP, Head of People at Dascena, a Longitude Capital portfolio company. Ms. Chui is PHR certified and holds a BA in Communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. — Focus Areas: Human Resources Location: Menlo Park

Nicole
Givens

Executive Assistant

Ms. Givens is an Executive Assistant at Longitude Capital supporting the Medical Technology and Investment Relations teams as well as the CFO. Prior to joining Longitude in 2019, Ms. Givens was an Executive Assistant at Egon Zehender supporting Consultants. Previously, Ms. Givens was an Executive Assistant at Omidyar Network. Ms. Givens holds a BA in Communications from San Jose State University.

Location: Menlo Park

Lauren
Helene

Executive Assistant

Ms. Helene is an Executive Assistant at Longitude Capital, supporting the Health Solutions, Medical Technology, and Finance teams. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2023, Ms. Helene was an Executive Assistant at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Previously, Ms. Helene was an Executive Assistant at Vedder Price. Ms. Helene holds a MSt in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a BA in History from the University of California, San Diego.

Location: Menlo Park

Stephanie
Holman

Controller

Ms. Holman is a Controller at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2013, Ms. Holman was an Audit Associate with Moss Adams LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she served technology and life sciences companies, as well as venture capital firms. Ms. Holman holds a BS in Microbiology from San Jose State University and a Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency from Santa Clara University.

Location: Menlo Park

Nicole
Hughes

Executive Assistant

Ms. Hughes is an Executive Assistant at Longitude Capital supporting both the Biotechnology and Medical Technology teams. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2007, Ms. Hughes was an Executive Assistant at Pequot Ventures. Previously, Ms. Hughes served as an Executive Assistant at Pollock Financial Group. Ms. Hughes holds a BA in Sociology from Menlo College.

Location: Menlo Park

Jeff
Jonson

Director of IT

Mr. Jonson is the Director of IT at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2023, Mr. Jonson worked for AllCovered, where he held roles as Senior Systems Engineer, Engineering Team Lead, and Senior Professional Services Engineer. Mr. Jonson has over 15 years of work experience at Managed IT Service Providers and several venture capital firms, where he managed and oversaw IT operations. Mr. Jonson holds a BS in Network Communications Management from DeVry University, Fremont.

Focus Areas: IT
Location: Menlo Park

Karen
Lok

Vice President of Finance

Ms. Lok is a Vice President of Finance at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2015, Ms. Lok spent seven years at KPMG LLP (formerly Rothstein Kass) in audit and assurance, with a focus on life science venture capital funds. Ms. Lok holds a BA in Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Location: Menlo Park

Debra
Mercado

Staff Accountant

Ms. Mercado is a Staff Accountant at Longitude Capital. Ms. Mercado was previously with Longitude Capital from 2011 to 2016 and rejoined in 2019. Prior to initially joining Longitude in 2011, Ms. Mercado was a Senior Tax Associate at Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, where she served the tax needs of small investment companies as well as venture capitalists. Ms. Mercado is a licensed CPA and holds a BS in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Concentration in Public Accounting.

Location: Menlo Park

Seini
Moimoi

IRM & Administrative Assistant

Ms. Moimoi is an Assistant to the Investor Relations & Marketing and Administration teams. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2017, Ms. Moimoi was a mentor and representative at the LEMO Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with at-risk youth. Ms. Moimoi holds a BA in Marketing from the University of Mississippi.

Location:
Menlo Park

Cristiana
Oliveira

Head of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Oliveira is the Head of Legal as well as the Chief Compliance Officer at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude Capital in 2020, Ms. Oliveira was a Senior Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she counseled public and private companies, private equity firms, and venture funds in a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, venture financings, and commercial arrangements. Ms. Oliveira graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Political Science and received a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Focus Areas: Legal, Compliance
Location:
Menlo Park

Erin
Wright

Executive Assistant

Ms. Wright is an Executive Assistant at Longitude Capital. Prior to joining Longitude in 2018, Ms. Wright owned a Bar Method fitness studio. Previously, she worked in production at ABC News 20/20. Ms. Wright holds a BA in Communications from Fordham University.

Location: Greenwich

Investing in Healthcare Innovation

Longitude Capital invests in biotechnology, medical technology, and health solutions companies that seek to improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient quality of life, and reduce the cost of care. From start-ups to growth equity investments, we are dedicated to helping management teams achieve technical, clinical, and commercial milestones to create value and deliver attractive returns to our limited partners.

Portfolio

Breakthrough therapeutics and diagnostics that improve clinical care.
Devices and solutions that leverage miniaturization, data connectivity, and process automation.
Emerging care models and coordination platforms that improve access, outcomes, and efficiency.

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