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Speaker Biography

David Spellmeyer

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David Spellmeyer is an Advisor to startup and early venture companies providing technical and scientific guidance on overcoming technological, scientific and business development challenges. He brings broad business and technical expertise from companies both large (IBM, DuPont) and small (Chiron, CombiChem, Signature BioScience, Nodality). David has been involved in the development of advanced functional assays such as Nodality’s Single Cell Network Profiling (SCNP) and Signature’s label-free molecular and cellular screening systems. He has extensive experience in the management and analysis of high dimensional data (combinatorial chemistry and SCNP). He has worked closely with business development teams in establishing over 20 non-dilutive strategic corporate partnerships, 4 mergers and acquisitions, several rounds of venture financing, and two joint ventures. David received his Ph.D. in theoretical organic chemistry from UCLA. He completed his post-doctoral training in pharmaceutical chemistry at UCSF, where he remains an active Adjunct Associate Professor.