R. Jacob Vogelstein

Jacob Vogelstein is a General Partner at Camden Partners Holdings, LLC.  In 2016, he co-founded Camden Partners Nexus, our venture capital strategy, where he makes investments in early-stage biomedical technology companies founded by world-renowned scientist-entrepreneurs.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cage Pharmaceuticals, eNeura, Orpheris, and Gigantum; and on the Scientific Advisory Board of MindX and NeuroOne.

Prior to joining Camden, Jacob was a founding partner of the seed-stage venture capital firm Gamma 3, LLC, and a Program Manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, where he made investments in high-risk, high-reward research to benefit the US Intelligence Community. Earlier in his career, Jacob served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, at both the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Whiting School of Engineering.

Jacob has received widespread recognition for his innovative work in biomedical engineering over the past decade.  In 2017, he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers.  He has been an invited speaker for diverse audiences ranging from BBC News to President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and has multiple patents in the fields of neuroprosthetics and brain-machine interfaces.

Jacob earned a Sc.B. degree from Brown University in Bio-Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.