John Ashley


  • John Ashley, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

John is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years in the medical device industry. He has served as a CEO or in executive positions at numerous medical device companies, including ReValve Med, CoAlign Interventions (acquired by Stryker), ANPA Medical, Fox Hollow Technologies (acquired by EV3), Sapphire Medical (acquired by Tornier), Primaeva Medical (acquired by Syneron), and Oratec Interventions (acquired by Smith & Nephew). These start-ups returned over $1.25B to investors. 

John is also an advisor to the Surgical Innovations program at UCSF as well as the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of the Pacific and continues to serve as the CEO of DurVena, Inc., a fledging cardiovascular device start-up.

John also holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from MIT. He looks forward to supporting the portfolio teams in improving patient outcomes through intelligent surgery on a global scale.