John D. Diekman ’65

Apr 5, 2019, 1:30 pm1:30 pm


Event Description

Guest Lecturer for EGR 395 Venture Capital and Finance of Innovation

By invitation only.

John D. Diekman ’65

Founding and Managing Partner, 5AM Ventures

John Diekman is a Founding Partner of 5AM Ventures, a life science venture capital firm in San Francisco.

Prior to founding 5AM in 2002, Diekman was a Founder and Managing Director of Bay City Capital. Previously, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Affymetrix, and Chairman and Managing Director of Affymax.

Diekman currently serves as chairman of the board for IDEAYA Biosciences, the Scripps Research Institute.  He is also a board member of Wildcat Discovery Technologies. He is a former Trustee of Princeton University and of The California Institute of Technology. Diekman serves on the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics Advisory Board at the University of Southern California and is an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia.

He received his doctoral degree from Stanford University and holds an honorary doctoral degree from Australia’s Monash University.