Brian
Matesic
Principal
Stage: Venture
Focus: Healthcare
Location: San Francisco

Brian is an experienced life sciences investor who focuses on early to mid-stage companies.

Prior to joining Norwest, Brian worked at Blackstone Life Sciences, where he helped lead over $1.5B of investments across biotech, medical devices, and diagnostics. He was a Board Observer or Alliance Committee Member at 5 companies, working closely with management teams on clinical trials, FDA approval process, and commercial strategy. Brian was previously an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he advised companies across the healthcare industry.

Brian has a medical degree from Stanford and MBA from Harvard. His research on prostate cancer, diabetic macular edema, and patient safety has been published in multiple peer-review journals.

Get to Know Brian
  • 01
    What was your first (and worst) job?
    Corn detasseling during Illinois summers.
  • 02
    Do you have a favorite quote?
    “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford
  • 03
    What other cities have you lived in?
    Chicago, Palo Alto, Boston, San Francisco.