February 17 Program
Mr. Nohra is a Life Sciences investment veteran with more than 30 years of experience. Among Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capitalists in Biotech, Guy was named to Forbes’ Midas List in 2007.
As one of the four original founders of Alta Partners, Mr. Nohra was intimately involved with raising eight venture capital funds, leading to over $2bn of investments in private and public companies. Through Mr. Nohra’s guidance, Alta Partners has consistently ranked among the firms with the highest number of M&A or IPO exits in the life sciences industry. Alta Partners has had over 30 successful exits during the past five years, including 12 exits (10 IPOs and 2 acquisitions) in 2014. In 2013 and 2014, CB Insights ranked Alta Partners as one of the top three life science Venture Capital firms worldwide, considering factors such as value creation, past performance, network strength, selection aptitude, and brand. The firm has historically had more life sciences IPOs out of its portfolio since 1996 than any other Venture Capital firm worldwide, including 12 IPOs in 2000 and a 10 IPOs in 2004.
Mr. Nohra was involved in the funding and development of notable medical technology and life science companies including AcelRx, ATS Medical, Cutera, Innerdyne, R2 Technology, deCODE genetics, and Vesica.
Mr. Nohra serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including Bioventus, Bionure, Sanifit and Spiral. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Medical Device Manufacturing Association (MDMA) from 2003 to 2013 and is now a Board Member Emeritus. He was also Chairman of the Board of ZS Pharma prior to its sale to Astra Zeneca for $2.7 billion. Mr. Nohra served as President of the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society of Silicon Valley for three terms. He was on the Board of Trustees of the Woodside Priory School for two terms ( 2009 to 2015). He was a member of the Stanford Athletic Board from 2006 to 2011.
Mr. Nohra holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University (Palo Alto, California, 1978-1982) and completed a MBA from University of Chicago GSB Booth (Chicago, 1987-1989).
A regular Fox News Channel contributor, Mr. Innis was one of the first political and social commentators for MSNBC upon its launch in 1996. He was hired as a political commentator for National Public Radio in 2004.
Mr. Innis currently provides weekly commentary for CNN and the Fox Business Network. Mr. Innis has also provided commentary for ABC News, CBS News, BBC, CBC and other major outlets. He remains one of the most sought-after political and social commentators in the country.
In 2014, Mr. Innis entered the Republican primary for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. He won the endorsement of the Nevada Republican State Convention, but narrowly lost a hotly contested race to former Rep. Crescent Hardy (R-NV).
Mr. Innis’ activities in the international arena are many.
In 1997 Mr. Innis led several democracy promoting delegations to Nigeria to assist the transitional process from military to civilian rule. On May 29, 1999 Mr. Innis was invited to attend the inauguration of Nigeria’s first elected president since the 1970s.
In 1998 Mr. Innis led a CORE delegation to East Africa to promote peace and security for the country of Sudan. Innis met with heads of state from Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and John Garang of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army.
In 2000, Mr. Innis was selected by senior U.S. officials to serve on the American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1997, he was honored as a delegate to the 19th American-German Young Leaders Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
In 2003, Mr. Innis was elected to the United Nations Executive Committee of NGO's; this body oversees and regulates the activity of UN authorized NGOs around the world.
Mr. Innis attended Georgetown University.
Mr. Innis currently serves on the board of the American Conservative Union, American Media Institute, Accuracy in Media, National Black Chamber of Commerce, Founding Member Project 21 of the National Center for Public Policy Research, and National Rifle Association (NRA) Membership, Outreach, Nominations, and Ethics Committees. In 2014, Mr. Innis was elected to the Executive Board of the Nevada NAACP.
He was born and raised in Harlem, New York and has lived in North Las Vegas, Nevada since 2008.
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In 2018, he was recognized with the Vegas Legal Magazine Excellence Award for his work as the Director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Pro Bono Project.
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