Bio-X Ventures: Capital for Scientific Enterprise
What seed funding does for individual projects, Bio-X Ventures provides for larger-scale endeavors, those with the potential to revolutionize the way science is done. Bio-X Ventures focuses resources in key areas, facilitating rapid development until a new enterprise can stand alone.
Bio-X leadership recognized that Stanford has the talent base, an institutional culture of teamwork, invention, and entrepreneurialism, and, in short, is the right place to lead the new interdisciplinary science of the brain and cognition. To that end, Bio-X launched NeuroVentures in 2008 with the appointment of Dr. William T. Newsome as the director. Dr. Newsome went on to become the director of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute (neuroscience.stanford.edu).