Manging Partner, Proteus Venture Partners
Mr. Bonfiglio is the Founder & Managing Partner of Proteus, LLC – an investment and advisory firm focused solely on regenerative medicine. Formed in 2006, Proteus provides fund management and consulting services to the regenerative medicine industry. Proteus works with RM companies across all stages of development from early stage entities to large pharma & biotech companies, as well as governmental organizations pursuing RM initiatives.
Mr. Bonfiglio is the Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (RM Translation Center in Toronto, Canada). Mr. Bonfiglio has served on the Boards of several RM companies, including VistaGen Therapeutics (in vitro tools from hESCs); Advanced Cell Technologies (hESC therapeutics); California Stem Cell (hESC tools & therapeutics); and StemCyte, Inc. (cord blood storage & therapeutics).
Mr. Bonfiglio was an early investor in the field of stems cell & regenerative medicine, and he continues to be actively involved in the field. He is a frequent speaker at Regenerative Medicine Conferences. Mr. Bonfiglio is a Member of the ISSCR and is on their Advisory Board, as well as their Finance Committee. He also is a Member of the ISCT. In 2013, Mr. Bonfiglio was listed among the Top 50 Stem Cell Influencers in the world (Ranked 14th).
Mr. Bonfiglio has over 25 years experience working with technology companies. From 2000 – 2005, Mr. Bonfiglio was a General Partner with Anthem Venture Partners – an early stage venture fund in California. While at Anthem, Mr. Bonfiglio led investments in both biotechnology and IT.
Prior to joining Anthem, he was a Partner with Morrison & Foerster, where he worked extensively with technology clients. Mr. Bonfiglio was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, from 1996 to 2000. He has been a Guest Lecturer at the Stanford Business School on the Commercialization of RM Technologies. From 1995 -2005, he was a regular Guest Lecturer at the UC Berkley Haas Business School in the Entrepreneurship Program.
Mr. Bonfiglio received his B.A. in Mathematics (magna cum laude) from Michigan State University in 1975, and his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.