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Brock Metcalf, PhD

Founder & Managing Partner

John B. “Brock” Metcalf, PhD, Founder and Managing Partner, has nearly twenty years’ experience with all aspects of technology development, working cooperatively with all levels of management. Prior to co-founding Reference Capital, he was a partner at Cascadia Partners and co-founder of Oregon Life Sciences (OLS) LLC, an early stage venture firm focused largely on the biotechnology and biomaterials markets. OLS invested in 22 companies and maintains significant positions in several firms.  Prior to OLS, Dr. Metcalf was a principal in the international biotechnology advisory firm, the Epistat Group where he oversaw all aspects biotechnology transfer negotiations and licensing agreements.

Brock holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Arts in Biology from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a past Trustee of Oregon Graduate Institute and is currently active on the Corporate Development Committee of Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute.