Jenny Rooke, Ph.D.

Jenny Rooke brings a combination of strategy, operating, and investing experience to her role as Venture Partner. She focuses on early stage life science companies on the west coast, specializing in research tools, diagnostics, and synthetic biology.

Jenny’s investing experience includes roles in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Discovery group, and at F-Prime Capital, where she served her Kauffman Fellowship. Dr. Rooke held multiple executive positions at U.S. Genomics, a venture-backed biotech start-up advancing single molecule detection technologies for diagnostics, biodefense, and research. Previously, Dr. Rooke was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co., where she advised leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies on business strategy. Dr. Rooke earned her Ph.D. in genetics from Yale University and her B.S. in physics from Georgia Tech.