Depending on the time of year and rainfall, our namesake in Silicon Valley adjacent to the Stanford University campus has been a lake, fertile meadow or collection of vernal pools. Vernal pools are special places in that they provide protection to certain species during the vulnerable natal stages of their life cycle. So it is the same, we believe, with the nurturing of ideas into great companies.

Lagunita Biosciences is a healthcare investment company and incubator that creates and grows early stage companies to commercialize impactful translational science that addresses significant clinical needs.

We evaluate opportunities in five key areas that correspond to the strengths and expertise of our team and network:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Protein engineering and drug discovery
  • Surgical devices
  • Optical diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Mobile health

In all cases, an opportunity must address a compelling unmet medical or scientific need, and have a scientific founder with an outstanding reputation for both technical domain expertise and integrity.

We finance, advise and partner with scientist entrepreneurs who share our focus and vision to found great companies. If you fit this profile, we encourage you to contact us with a description of your technology, its commercial potential and your technical background.