People in the news, Oct. 2, 2006

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.