Guy P. Nohra

Guy P. Nohra



Guy Paul Nohra is Partner of Alta Life Sciences SL and has been Board Director at Sanifit. Guy Paul Nohra is co-founder of Alta Partners, a leading Venture Capital firm in life sciences, funding over 150 companies in the healthcare/life sciences sector since 1996.

As one of the four original founders of Alta Partners, Mr. Nohra was intimately involved with raising eight venture capital funds, leading to over $2B of investments in private and public companies. Through Mr. Nohra’s guidance, Alta Partners has consistently ranked among the firms with the highest number of M&A or IPO exits in the life sciences industry. Mr. Nohra was involved in the funding and development of notable medical technology and life science companies including AcelRx, ATS Medical, Cutera, Innerdyne, R2 Technology, deCODE genetics, and Vesica. He was also Chairman of the Board of ZS Pharma prior to its sale to AstraZeneca for $2,7B. Mr. Nohra served as President of the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society of Silicon Valley for three terms.

Mr. Nohra holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University and completed an MBA from University of Chicago GSB Booth.