Evan Jones, Managing Member
Prior to forming jVen Capital Mr. Jones was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Digene Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company focused on women’s health and molecular diagnostic testing. Mr. Jones has more than 30 years of operating and investment experience in the life sciences industry. He has founded or helped start a number of successful companies and he is currently Chairman & CEO of OpGen, Inc. Mr. Jones is a Board member of Fluidigm, Inc., Foundation Medicine, Inc. and Veracyte, Inc. He was Executive Chairman of Signature Genomic Laboratories, LLC from 2008 until the company was sold to PerkinElmer Corp. in May 2010.
Mr. Jones has an active interest in helping to improve healthcare for children and increasing investment in disease control, prevention and biomedical research. He serves on the Board of Directors of Research!America. He is a Board Member of the Children’s National Medical Center and the Children’s Research Institute where he served as Board Chair. He was founding Chairman of the Campaign for Public Health Foundation an organization dedicated to making public health and prevention a higher national priority. Mr. Jones has a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.