Foundation Medical Partners
Mr. Rein is General Partner of Foundation Medical Partners. He served for 15 years as the founder and managing general partner of Canaan Partners. In addition to his role as the managing general partner at Canaan Partners, Mr. Rein was responsible for Canaan’s Life Sciences Investment Practice. Prior to Canaan Partners, for four years he was President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Venture Capital Corporation. Mr. Rein has extensive experience with small and mid-sized companies, including the supervision of all investments made by GE Venture Capital during his tenure as President. Mr. Rein joined the General Electric Company (“GE”)in 1979 and directed several of GE’s lighting businesses as General Manager before joining the venture capital subsidiary. He has also worked for Transaction Systems, a strategic consulting firm, as a Vice Director of Corporate Planning; and with Polaroid Corporation in several manufacturing positions. Mr. Rein has served on the Boards of Directors of more than 20 public and private entrepreneurial companies, including: Cell Pathways, OraPharma (acquired by Johnson &Johnson), National MD (acquired by GE), OmniSonics, GenVec(NASDAQ: GNVC), CardioNet (NASDAQ: BEAT) and Spine Wave,and was an investor in Praecis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PRCS). Currently, Mr. Rein serves on the Board of Directors of Anadigics (NASDAQ: ANAD), IlluminOss Medical, and Marinus Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Mr. Rein was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and was a recipient of the 2002 NVCA Outstanding Service Award. Mr. Rein also serves as a Trustee of Cleveland Clinic, and is a member of the Clinic’s Research and Education, and Finance and Budget Committees. Mr. Rein is Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Advisory Board. He also serves as a Trustee of the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, where he is a member of the executive committee and chairman of the investment committee. Mr. Rein attended Emory University and Oglethorpe College(1968) and holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia (1973).
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