David Johnson Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 7

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 1


David Johnson General Information


Mr. David Johnson is an Angel Investor. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at GigaMune. He also served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Illumina Ventures. He is developing a full stack of technologies for the discovery of anti-tumor payloads with petabase-scale sequence search and high-throughput screening, novel viruses for payload delivery, and new enzymes for genome editing. Previously, he brought GigaGen from concept to clinic. He led the negotiation and sale of the company to Grifols for a company valuation of $142.9 million (with the potential for further product-related earnout) in March 2021. Also, he was among the founding members and COO of Natera (NASDAQ: NTRA). Prior to Natera, he was the ENCODE Project Director at the Stanford Human Genome Center. He is an inventor, entrepreneur, and expert in genomics with a track record of bringing new medical technologies to the clinic and the market. He holds a BS in Biology from Duke University, a Ph.D. in Genetics from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Business Details

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

David Johnson Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Pathware 19-Apr-2022 Later Stage VC 000 Diagnostic Equipment Pre-Clinical Trials 00000 0000000 00.0
DevOcean Security 16-Mar-2022 0000 00000 00.000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
Medici Bank 01-Feb-2022 00000 00000 Other Commercial Banks Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
Impact Recycling 25-Nov-2019 00 000000000 00.000 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
Hydroeffacer 01-Jun-2017 00000 (00000 00000 Personal Products Stealth 00000 0000000 00.0
BrightCurrent 19-Mar-2015 Angel (individual) 00000 Energy Marketing Startup 00000 0000000 00.0
Hydroeffacer Seed Round 000 Personal Products Stealth 00000 0000000 00.0

David Johnson Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
BrightCurrent 07-Sep-2017 0000000000

David Johnson Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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David Johnson Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
David Johnson Ph.D Angel Investor 0 0 San Francisco, CA

David Johnson Co-Investors (35)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Adam Hirsch 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Flint Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Glilot Capital Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Gregory Gilbert 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Solas BioVentures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

David Johnson FAQs

  • Who is David Johnson?

    David Johnson is an angel Investor who has made 7 investments.

  • What kind of investor is David Johnson?

    David Johnson is an angel investor.

  • What does David Johnson do?

    As an angel investor, David Johnson invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has David Johnson invested in?

    David Johnson has made numerous investments in companies like Pathware, DevOcean Security, and Medici Bank within the Diagnostic Equipment, Network Management Software, and Commercial Banks industries.

  • What has David Johnson invested in recently?

    David Johnson's latest investment was on 19-Apr-2022 in Pathware, a company within the Diagnostic Equipment industry.

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