Blake is an engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur who has been working with GV since 2010. As an investor, Blake partners with founders on life-science and digital companies — from drug development and healthcare delivery to financial services and information security. Blake’s life-science investments include Denali, Grail, and ARMO BioSciences, and his digital investments include Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll), Robinhood, Ionic Security, and LendUp.
Prior to GV, Blake helped start two companies, led research projects on biomedical engineering and stem cells at Stanford, and was an angel investor.
Blake received a Ph.D. and master’s in bioengineering from Stanford University and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in biomedical engineering and economics from Duke University.