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Cliff Wright

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Life Science Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), The Angels' Forum and Council Member, GLG. University of California, Berkeley grad.

Life Science Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), The Angels' Forum and Council Member, GLG. University of California, Berkeley grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Growth
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Operations

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Growth
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

CenterVue
OpticalBuyer.Com

Advisor

Johnson & Johnson
The Angels Forum

Positions

Life Science Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) The Angels' Forum July 2014 - present
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, US Operations CenterVue November 2010 - July 2014
Affiliate The Magnum Group February 2010 - November 2010
Vice President Licensing & Acquisitions, Surgical Bausch + Lomb August 2008 - February 2010
Vice President Licensing & Acquisitions Hoya Surgical Optics February 2008 - July 2008
Vice President Licensing & Acquisitions Johnson & Johnson June 2000 - January 2008
CEO and Founder OpticalBuyer.Com January 1997 - June 2000

Education

University of California, Berkeley Optometry
University of California, Davis Human Physiology

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Quantified-self

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Fundraising • Ip • Contract negotiation • Business Analysis • Startups

Key Accomplishments

I have been a founder or early employee at 6 startups. I have raised funding and built companies. I am currently an EIR with The Angels' Forum and am looking for my next gig. I am well connected in the Angel and VC ecosystem in the Bay Area. I have been the VP of Business Development at Johnson & Johnson so I have been in tiny companies and Fortune 50 companies. I am addicted to learning and to doing things in new and disruptive ways. I am good at predicting the winners and losers and working with the losers to turn them into winners. I am a mentor, a consultant, former CEO and I can dump the trash and wash the windows too.

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Thomas M. Loarie
Dean's Council of Advisors, Irwin Jacobs School of Engineering, University of San Diego. University of Chicago grad.
Cliff has deep experience in healthcare and with start ups.

Patrina Mack
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, Vision & Execution, Inc.. Advisor, Innovation Center Denmark, University of California, Irvine grad.
Patrina takes her work very seriously and delivers exceptional results