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.

Tiba joins Norwest as a biotech investor with 20+ years of research and investment experience.

Based in the San Francisco office, she invests in healthcare with a focus on early to mid-stage companies within the therapeutics sector.

Prior to joining Norwest, Tiba spent over ten years at Novo Holdings A/S, one of the top life sciences investment firms, with offices in the US and Europe. In her previous role, she was responsible for the deployment of ~280M of capital in private biotech, MedTech and HCIT companies. Earlier in her career Tiba was a banker focused on M&A, licensing, and financing transactions involving biotech/pharma.

Tiba attended the University of California Irvine where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with a Biomedical concentration. She also holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California San Francisco, where she also did her Postdoctoral Fellowship. Tiba is also a published author of scientific articles and book chapters in rational drug design.

Glen joined Norwest Venture Partners in 2022 as Senior Director of Editorial. In this role, he combines his journalism training with data-driven performance marketing principles to produce strategic, engaging content—in many forms—that speak directly to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Prior to joining Norwest, Glen was Senior Director, Content Marketing at Vonage, where he led strategic content creation and operations.

Glen graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.A. in Journalism.

 

Shu Dar brings nearly two decades of expertise in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and impact investing to Norwest. As a Senior Advisor, she works closely with Norwest and its broad portfolio of companies to educate and guide them on climate change, social inequality, and related risks and opportunities.

Shu Dar is a recognized financier with experience leading organizations to identify, structure, and fundraise for environmental and social transactions. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lucid Capitalism, a boutique ESG and impact investing advisory practice.

At RSF Social Finance, Shu Dar led investments and served as Chairwoman of the Investment Committee, rewrote the firm’s investment policy statement and impact strategy, and oversaw the restructuring and subsequent portfolio management of its $70 million impact and ESG portfolio. Previously, she served as the Director of Capital Formation and Investor Relations at Social Finance, an impact investing firm leading Pay-for-Success project financings.

Shu Dar was a VP at Citi’s Inclusive Finance and Digital Acceleration groups where she arranged market-based poverty alleviation transactions. These included Green Bonds, and investments in cleantech and social enterprises, with a particular focus on fintech for the underbanked in Asia and Africa. At the World Bank’s IFC, she was an investor on the Global Infrastructure team and developed the $4bn Global Infrastructure Crisis Facility. She started her career as an investment banker at JPMorgan, working in Global M&A, Syndicated Leveraged Finance, and Private Equity Sponsors before and during the subprime crisis.

Shu Dar received an MBA from MIT Sloan and graduated magna cum laude from NYU Stern with a BS in Finance and International Business. Shu Dar is the daughter of immigrants and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She lives in Bernal Heights in San Francisco with her partner and daughter.

Ryan focuses on growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest including technology, business services, media, and consumer.

Prior to joining Norwest, Ryan was a software investor at Susquehanna Growth Equity and an investment banking analyst at Stifel/KBW. In his previous roles, he conducted valuation analyses and engaged in M&A advisory across the technology industry.

Ryan graduated from the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School and a B.A. in International Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences.

David focuses on early to late-stage venture investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest, with an emphasis on the enterprise and infrastructure spaces.

Prior to joining Norwest, David worked in the technology investment banking group at Deutsche Bank, where he worked on numerous equity, debt, and M&A transactions across software, internet, and hardware verticals.

David graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a bachelor of business administration in Finance and Accounting.

Paul focuses on early and late-stage venture investments in technology, with a particular emphasis on fintech, SaaS, and digital health. His Norwest investments include Abodu, Citcon, Flyhomes, Noyo, Petabyte, and tvScientific.

Prior to joining Norwest, Paul was a growth investor on the technology and healthcare teams at General Atlantic in New York.

Paul graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a bachelor of arts degree in the Classics.

 

Jordan focuses on early to late-stage venture investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest, with an emphasis on consumer spaces.

Before joining Norwest, Jordan was an investment banking associate at Stone Key Partners. In this role, he focused on M&A and strategic advisory for public and private companies across the government and commercial technology sectors. Previously, Jordan was an analyst in the Global Capital Markets group at Morgan Stanley.

Jordan graduated from Amherst College with a bachelor of arts in economics.

Dave is a general partner at Norwest Venture Partners focusing on early to late-stage investments in enterprise and infrastructure.

Before joining Norwest, Dave spent 15-years at Comcast Ventures where he was responsible for identifying, executing, and managing new investments with a focus on enterprise software, cybersecurity, and financial services. His notable investments include Aporeto (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), BitSight, Brightside, CTI Towers (acquired by Melody Investment Advisors), DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU), EdgeConneX (acquired by EQT), Lendio, Slack (acquired by Salesforce), and Vox Media.

Prior to Comcast Ventures, Dave was at Flarion Technologies where he served as a senior business development executive and played a pivotal role in the company’s fundraising activities and eventual acquisition by QUALCOMM for $805 million. He started his career at Lehman Brothers in investment banking, gaining a foundation in finance and advising companies going through strategic transformation.

Dave is a board member and chair of the audit committee of BellXcel, a non-profit education organization.

Dave holds a bachelor of science in management with a concentration in finance from Binghamton University.

Michelle focuses on early to late-stage venture investments at Norwest with an interest in Gen Z platforms, marketplaces, and B2B2C software.

Prior to joining Norwest, Michelle was an investment banking analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Global Technology group. In this role, she advised technology companies in the enterprise software and consumer internet sectors on debt, equity, and M&A transactions.

Michelle attended the University of Pennsylvania where she was a student in the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, a coordinated dual-degree program between the Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Michelle earned a bachelor of science in economics with concentrations in finance and management, and a bachelor of applied science in engineering with a focus in computer science.