Blake is a general partner at Google Ventures and continues to direct research at Stanford University in optogenetics and stem cell biology.
Blake has a background in engineering and investing and helped start two companies out of his house: Womply and Transcriptic. He began doing biomedical research at Stanford as a high school student and has continued to conduct research since then — with topics spanning antibiotic mechanisms of action, Parkinson’s disease modeling, and fMRI imaging of xenogeneic brain grafts. Outside of the lab, he has worked at Electronic Arts, Morgan Stanley, and as an angel investor.
Blake received a Ph.D. and master’s in bioengineering from Stanford University and holds a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering and Bachelor of Science in economics from Duke University.