Wende identifies, builds and invests in companies that change medicine by bringing novel drugs, technologies and devices to market. She has partnered with founders to deliver more than a dozen of those innovations to patients. She started her venture career as a General Partner at Mayfield. She previously held senior marketing roles at GenPharm and Nellcor. Wende holds an A.B. in human biology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.