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Venrock Bolsters Healthcare and Cloud Infrastructure Investing

Camille Samuels and Doug Dooley Bring Deep Investing and Product Development Experience to Venrock and Its Portfolio

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/14 -- Venrock, a pioneering venture capital firm established in 1969 by the Rockefeller Family, today announced that Camille Samuels and Doug Dooley have joined the investment team, both in the Palo Alto office. As a Partner, Samuels brings over a decade of venture investing experience to Venrock and will continue her efforts in biotech and consumer health, while expanding her focus to later stage healthcare companies. Formerly an entrepreneur, Dooley will focus on infrastructure technologies and cloud-centric software. In the past month, Dooley made his first Venrock investment and joined the board of a stealth startup in the security and cloud networking market.

"Camille and Doug are terrific additions to the Venrock team -- talented, driven and great cultural fits," said Bryan Roberts of Venrock. "As we maintain a steady focus ahead of the curve, we look for great people to help us explore and expand our efforts, continually augmenting the diversified investment philosophy that has contributed to our success."

Previously, Samuels was a Managing Director at Versant Ventures where she invested in Achaogen (AKAO), Kythera (KYTH), and Novacardia (acquired by Merck), among others. Prior to Versant, she was responsible for business development at Tularik, Inc. (acquired by Amgen) and also spent time at Genzyme, Millennium Predictive Medicine and LEK Consulting. In 2002, The Aspen Institute named her a Henry Crown Fellow.

"I look forward to continuing to partner closely with entrepreneurs," said Samuels. "The Venrock team shares a unified vision and collaborative approach, and I'm excited to be a part of the firm."

Dooley builds on a two-decade career at infrastructure technology companies ranging from large corporations like Cisco and Intel to security and virtualization startups like Neoteris, NetScreen, and RingCube. He began his career in software development after graduating in computer engineering from Virginia Tech with honors.

"Venrock has a long history of building pivotal companies in infrastructure technology, most notably its security franchise," said Dooley. "I look forward to contributing to the future of this franchise and working with the team to build new ones."

About Venrock
Originally established as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family in 1969, Venrock continues a tradition of partnering with entrepreneurs to establish successful, enduring companies. With a primary focus on technology and healthcare, portfolio companies have included Adify, Apple Computer, Athenahealth, Centocor, Check Point Software, DoubleClick, Endeca, Gilead Sciences, Idec Pharma, Imperva, Illumina, Intel, Millennium Pharma, SlideShare and Tudou. For more information, please visit Venrock's website at www.venrock.com and follow the firm on Twitter at @venrock.

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