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Paul Grossman

Venture Partner, Telegraph Hill Partners

Paul Grossman is a venture partner in Telegraph Hill Partners. Prior to joining the company, Grossman was head of strategy and corporate development for Life Technologies. He was responsible for spearheading that company’s corporate strategy, licensing, business development and acquisition activities. He performed the same duties at Invitrogen Corp. prior to the merger with Applied Biosystems in 2008. He has lead the acquisition or divestment of more than 25 businesses, including the merger of Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems. He is a former chairman of the board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter.

ALMA MATER: UC Berkeley

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: Board member for Agena Biosciences, Argonaut Manufacturing Services and Verogen

BUCKET LIST: Take his wife to Japan.

FAVORITE: Market Restaurant, Blue Cheese Souffle.