Frazier adds two venture partnersJulian Nikolchev and Michael Gallatin have joined Frazier Healthcare Ventures as venture partners. Nikolchev previously was founder and president of CardioMind Inc., a VC-backed developer of a guidewire-based stent delivery system. Gallatin is the former chief scientific officer of ICOS Corp. (Nasdaq: ICOS). Separately, Frazier also promoted Steven Tallman from entrepreneur-in-residence to venture partner.
Ridgelift hires twoDave Newman has joined Ridgelift Ventures as a managing director. He was a venture partner with Charles River Ventures and, before that, was co-founder of Alidian Networks. In other Ridgelift news, the firm has added Kendall Cooper as its chief financial officer. He previously was a general partner and CFO with Dominion Ventures.
Piette joins KnightsbridgeBarbara Piette has joined Knightsbridge Advisers as a managing principal, focused on venture capital. She has been president of Blackwood Capital since 2000, before which she was a partner with Schroder Ventures Life Sciences and Charles River Ventures. Knightsbridge also announced that Jon Sweemer has joined the firm’s venture and post-venture investment committees. He already was a Knightsbridge board member, and currently runs SPS Global Investors.
Healthpoint sets up CampElizabeth Varley Camp has been named managing director of HealthpointCapital, a New York-based private equity firm that is raising its second fund. She previously headed the business engagement team at Ewing Management Group. Before that, she was a managing director in the private equity group of Goldman Sachs.
TVM promotes KohTVM Capital has promoted Bong Koh from senior associate to principal. He is a current Kauffman Fellow who has completed an ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School (Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary) and internal medicine training at Stanford Medical School. Koh works out of the Boston-based office of the German private equity investor.