Kevin Wasserstein specializes in building medical device companies, working closely with entrepreneurs from the earliest seed or concept stage of development through the entire life cycle of the company.
Recently, at the beginning of this year, after almost-11 years as a Venture Capitalist, and 10 years prior in operating companies, Kevin launched MentorCatalyst, to pursue his passion for company-building and for working more intimately with entrepreneurs. At MentorCatalyst, Kevin is reinventing the craftsman-styled approach to working with startup MedTech teams, deeply engaging and focusing on a select few startup medical device companies in a committed manner, over the long-term, providing comprehensive leadership, experience and counsel.
Kevin currently serves, or has served, in board or advisory roles with companies which include: Acclarent (acquired: Johnson & Johnson), Autonomic Technologies, Cereve, LipoSonix (acquired: Medicis), Lutonix(acquired: Bard), Microfabrica, Respicardia, NeoGuide Systems (acquired: IntuitiveSurgical), Rox Medical, Second Sight Medical, St. Francis Medical (acquired: Kyphon) and The Innovation Factory.
Prior to founding MentorCatalyst, Kevin was a Managing Director at Versant Ventures from 2002-2013, where he focused on investing in and building early stage medical device companies. Kevin also has deep operating experience prior to Venture Capital, having held a variety of leadership roles in marketing and business development at Guidant Corporation, business development at Heartstream, and Engineering Development and Management at Hughes Aircraft Company.
Kevin holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in product design, as well as an MBA, all from Stanford University.