Kurt von Emster

Managing Partner

  • LocationSan Francisco
  • ExpertiseVenture Capital, Public Markets, Clinical Co-development


Gwen Kinard

Tel: +1 650 926 0600


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 Jasper, Orbus, SFJ Pharmaceuticals Tizona Therapeutics, Trishula Therapeutics, Vaxcyte and Vera Therapeutics. 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.