Greg Yap

Greg is a partner at Menlo Ventures, where he invests in teams trying to solve major problems in life science and healthcare, with a special interest in novel therapeutic platforms, digital health, and transformative technologies. Since joining Menlo in 2017, Greg has led investments in Clear Labs, Delfi Diagnostics, Encoded Therapeutics, Epiodyne, H1 Insights, Particle Health, Pliant Therapeutics (Nasdaq: PLRX), Senti Biosciences, and Vital Labs. He has also been involved in investments in Benchling, Recursion Pharmaceuticals, and Cofactor Genomics.

Previously, Greg was at Illumina Ventures as entrepreneur-in-residence, where he focused on new investments related to genomics. Prior to entering venture capital, Greg had 20 years of experience in senior executive and entrepreneurial roles in life science and digital health. He was CEO and co-founder of two startups: Biodesy, a next generation protein analysis company, and PyrAmes, a digital health remote monitoring company. At Roche Diagnostics/Ventana, Greg led a global market-leading cancer diagnostic assay business, serving 20 million patients and delivering $500 million revenue per year. Greg’s operating experience also includes roles as the first healthcare entrepreneur-in-residence at GE; chief operating officer at Cellpoint Diagnostics, an early liquid biopsy startup; vice president and general manager for genetics and molecular diagnostics at Affymetrix, the microarray genomics pioneer; and consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Greg received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology (summa cum laude) from Princeton University and his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He is an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Greg is a Bay Area native and has lived in 11 cities in the area. Greg serves on the board of Outward Bound California and loves all manner of outdoor activities with his family, including backpacking and snowboarding. His favorite sport is basketball.

Current Investments

Clear Labs
Cofactor Genomics
Delfi Diagnostics
Encoded Therapeutics
Particle Health
Pliant Therapeutics (Nasdaq: PLRX)
Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Senti Biosciences

Prior Investments

Aimmune Therapeutics (Nasdaq: AIMT)
Biota Technologies

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