Kurt von Emster

Managing Partner

  • Location San Francisco
  • Expertise Venture Capital, Public Markets, VIPEs

Administrative Support

Gwen Kinard

Tel: + 650 926 0600

gwen@abingworth.com

Kurt joined Abingworth in January 2015 bringing 25 years of experience in life science investment in both private and public companies. He holds board positions at the Abingworth portfolio companies CRISPR Therapeutics and SutroVax. In addition, he is on the board of CymaBay.

Kurt began his career as a Biotechnology and Healthcare Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton. He then became a General Partner at MPM Capital. In 2009, he co-founded venBio, a US healthcare investment firm and most recently was a Partner in the San Francisco office. Kurt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics. He is based in Menlo Park.