Douglas Foster

Investor & Advisor, Foresite Labs

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Toronto, CDL-Vancouver

Stream: Health

Doug is a venture partner at Foresite Labs. He was previously chief executive officer and chief strategy officer of Verana Health. Verana Health is a real-world data company focused on specific specialties in healthcare. The company partners with specialty societies in medicine to manage the world’s largest clinical databases of their kind. These databases are used for research in the life sciences industry, improving clinical trial operations and to develop data-based tools used by physicians to provide care to patients. The company raised over $100mm in venture financing and is one of the leading RWD companies today.

Prior to Verana, Doug was managing director and part of the founding team of Longitude Capital Management. Longitude Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to innovation in the life sciences and medical device industries. Prior to Longitude, Doug was a portfolio manager at Pequot Capital, and worked at Robertson, Stephens & Company in Equity Research.

Doug holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Yale University.