Zane Starkewolfe
UC Davis, Venture Catalyst

Zane Starkewolfe supports ongoing efforts and works closely with the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to create new companies based on UC Davis technologies, and helps identify early-stage funding for UC Davis researchers engaged in translational research. He has 15 years of experience in science-based entrepreneurship in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and clean energy industries.  

Zane worked at Burrill & Company, a San Francisco-based venture capital and investment firm focused on the life sciences, where he evaluated investment opportunities, helped raise new venture funds and advised companies on financing, business development, intellectual property licensing, M&A and clinical trial design. He previously co-founded a point-of-care diagnostic company based on UC Davis technology in nanomaterials, launched a digital health company and helped establish a health care advisory and investment firm. 

Zane obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Davis with a designated emphasis in biotechnology and translational research, B.Sci in physics, and was a UC Davis Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar.