Jay Watkins Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


Jay Watkins General Information


Mr. Jay Thomas Watkins serves as Chairman at TISSIUM. He also serves as Chairman at RefleXion Medical. He serves as Board Member at SafeHeal. He served as a Board Member at Potrero Medical. He served as President at Guidant Compass. Mr. Watkins previously served as a Board Member at BioParadox and Gauss Surgical. He served as a Chairman at Recor Medical. He served as Managing Director at De Novo Ventures. Prior to joining De Novo in 2002, he was a co-founder of Origin Medsystems, a venture-funded medical technology start-up that was purchased by Eli Lilly & Company in 1992. When Eli Lilly divested its medical device businesses to form Guidant in 1995, he became a member of the corporation's management committee, serving in this role from 1995-to 2002. During this time, he served as president of numerous divisions, including the Minimally Invasive Surgery Group. In addition, he was the President of Compass, Guidant Corporation's corporate business development and new ventures group. Prior to founding Origin, he held management positions in several start-ups, including Microgenics Corporation, and was a consultant with the international consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He has been a member of the board of directors of several public companies, including Gynecare, Cardiogenesis, and Rita Medical. He received his MBA from Harvard University and his BA from Stanford University. He sits on the boards of EBR Systems, PhotoThera, Pulmonx, Sierra Surgical, Synergeyes and Ventus Medical. He also represented De Novo on investments in Lumend and Hansen Medical. He served as Board member at vynca health.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Jay Watkins Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
00000 00000000 20-Dec-2011 0000 00000 Decision/Risk Analysis Generating Revenue 000 0000000
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Jay Watkins Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
00000 00000000 07-Sep-2021 000000000000000000 00000
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Jay Watkins Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jay Watkins Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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