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Annette Campbell-White

Oakland, CA


Annette Campbell-White served as Founder and Senior Managing Partner of MedVenture Associates, a biomedical venture capital firm from 1986 until her retirement in 2015. She is an accomplished venture capitalist with a proven track record of outstanding leadership and extensive experience as a founding or lead investor into successful companies creating groundbreaking biomedical technologies.

Ms. Campbell-White is a strong supporter of the Arts, serving on the boards of the San Francisco Opera and the Advisory Board of Garsington Opera in the United Kingdom, and is a Sustaining Trustee of Cal Performances, the performing arts organization of the University of California, Berkeley. In 1997, she established the Kia Ora Foundation whose scholarships enable post-graduate students from New Zealand to study abroad. In May 2016, she was announced as the second Founding member of the Wikipedia Endowment Advisory Board, after Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She lives with her husband Ruediger Naumann-Etienne in Oakland, CA.

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