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Past, Present and Future Leaders

InterWest is proud and privileged to partner with visionary management teams who are shaping the future of Information Technology and Healthcare. The companies they have started are vital parts of the portfolio of industry-leading startups that InterWest has helped over the last four decades.

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Early stage IT and Healthcare Investing

Industry Advisor

JohnMcDonald

Industry Advisor

Investors Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Professor John G. "Jack" McDonald is the Stanford Investors Professor in the Graduate School of Business (GSB) at Stanford University. He is a recognized expert in private and public equity investing and has served as the vice chairman of the Board of Governors for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), which operated the NASDAQ Stock Market.

Professor McDonald currently serves on the boards of four publicly-listed companies––two on the NYSE and two on the NASDAQ. He has been a member of the InterWest Advisory Committee since its inception in 1979.

2014 will mark Professor McDonald’s 47th year at Stanford GSB teaching Investment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance, a course on fundamental investing in public and private equity markets, for second-year MBA students at Stanford. He also teaches Private Equity Investing and Venture Capital, as well as an Investment Seminar that he first introduced in the late 1960s at Stanford.

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