Corcoran, Kate

Summary of Experience:

Allegory Venture Partners is a venture capital firm jointly based in Portland and Houston. Previously, Dr. Corcoran has held executive roles leading corporate development, first at Isis Pharmaceuticals and subsequently at AccelRx Pharmaceuticals.

In addition, she spent several years as a National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)-licensed, sell-side equity research analyst covering the small cap biotechnology/life sciences sector. She was also a founding associate editor of the journal Cancer Cell.

Dr. Corcoran graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A., earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Duke University, and was recipient of the first annual Harold M. Weintraub National Graduate Student of the Year Award. She also serves on the board of directors of the Oregon Bioscience Association.

Mentoring Services Provided:

“I can offer advice to companies and entrepreneurs regarding funding opportunities and business evolution, and I am also interested in connecting with prospective executives with operational experience in life sciences businesses.”