|Williams College, BA|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD|
Geoffrey W. Smith is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage life sciences investments. He has been an active founder, manager, and investor in healthcare and technology companies since 1995.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Azevan Pharmaceuticals, Anterios, BackBeat Medical, Biomerix, Caliber Therapeutics, Coferon, TargAnox, and Vivasure Medical. Mr. Smith is a Visiting Scholar at Rockefeller University where he founded and directs the University’s Science & Economics Program and is an adjunct faculty member at the RU Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He is active in a number of other groups at Rockefeller including being a member of the Rockefeller University Council.
At the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mr. Smith is a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Institutes for Translational Sciences. Mr. Smith is also a member of the Leadership Council of the Biomedical Research Institute at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith was a corporate attorney in New York City. Prior to receiving his law degree, he served as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Smith received a B.A. (with honors) from Williams College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.