Jennifer James


Jennifer joined Sofinnova in 2011 to lead investor relations and communications. She led the firm's fundraising efforts for SVP IX ($500M) and SVP VIII ($440M), as well as the debut fund for Sofinnova sponsored HealthQuest Capital ($110M).

Jennifer's career in marketing and venture capital spans nearly two decades, including as Director of Marketing and Communications for Alta Partners and Vice President at Blanc and Otus Public Relations, where she worked with a wide range of firms including Polaris Venture Partners, Prospect Venture Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures. James has counseled all stages of healthcare companies as well as venture capital and private equity firms, investment banks, management consulting firms and law firms, and venture backed philanthropy organizations. Prior to Blanc & Otus, Jennifer was an Associate at A.T. Kearney. Jennifer began her career at Putnam Publishing in New York City.

Jennifer earned a Masters of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Bowdoin College.

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