Director of New Ventures and Early Innovation Partnering with the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Corporation
Juan invests in pioneering bioelectronic technologies and selects technology-enabled healthcare companies. Juan was previously an Investment Manager with Applied Ventures, the venture arm of Applied Materials, the semiconductor equipment company. At Applied Ventures, Juan led investments in technologies at the intersection of life science and advanced material engineering. Juan served as Board Member for Applied Ventures’ life science portfolio companies.
Prior to investing, Juan worked in corporate development at Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals, where he identified and evaluated startups developing therapeutics to treat rare diseases. He was also an early employee at Aratome, a startup spun out of Stanford University that developed technology to map and characterize neural circuitry at the nanoscale level. Prior to industry, Juan was a research scientist at both Stanford University and UCLA where he investigated the molecular mechanism of sensory transduction. Juan received an MBA from UC Berkeley, as well as a BS in Neuroscience and Ph.D. in Neurobiology, both from UCLA. Juan also volunteers with Defy Ventures, which provides business guidance to entrepreneurial incarcerated individuals.
Juan currently lives in Menlo Park with his three children.