Josh Baltzell

Managing Director

josh@splitrock.com

Josh Baltzell joined Split Rock Partners at the firm's inception as a Principal with the healthcare investment team. Located in the Menlo Park, CA office, Josh provides the healthcare team with an extensive background in the medical device industry, having been involved in virtually all aspects from product development to the acquisition and sale of mature organizations.

Prior to joining Split Rock Partners, Josh served as a Principal with St. Paul Venture Capital's healthcare team, which he joined in 2002. He joined St. Paul Venture Capital from Piper Jaffray where he held the position of vice president in the healthcare investment banking group. During his tenure there, he was involved in a broad range of investment banking activities including private and public equity financings as well as mergers and acquisitions on the buy and sell side.

Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Josh spent more than seven years in various marketing and business development positions in the medical device industry including vice president, marketing and business development for a medical device start-up and group product manager - emerging technologies for SCIMED/Boston Scientific.

Josh graduated from St. Olaf College and has an MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

Josh's portfolio companies include:

Josh 2010
Assistant's name
Shelly Barajas
Assistant's phone
(650) 617-1504
Assistant's email
shelly@splitrock.com

Healthcare Portfolio Companies

  • Ardian

    Ardian - Palo Alto, CA
    Catheter-based treatment for hypertension

    Acquired by Medtronic

  • Colorescience

    Colorescience - Carlsbad, CA
    Dermatologist recommended high performance cosmetics

    Private

  • Novel treatments for vertebral pathologies

    DFine - San Jose, CA
    Novel treatments for vertebral pathologies

    Private

  • EBR Systems

    EBR Systems - Sunnyvale, CA
    Wireless cardiac stimulation

    Private

  • Entellus Medical

    Entellus Medical - Maple Grove, MN
    Minimally invasive therapies to treat sinusitis

    Private

  • Biologic therapy for articular cartilage defects

    Histogenics - Waltham, MA
    Biologic therapy for articular cartilage defects

    Private

  • RF Surgical

    RFSurgical - Bellevue, WA
    Technology to detect and prevent retained surgical objects

    Private

  • Skin Medica

    SkinMedica - Carlsbad, CA
    Novel, proprietary prescription and non-prescription products for the dermatology market

    Acquired by Allergan

  • Developing novel Foot & Ankle solutions for unsolved problems within the field of extremity orthopedics

    Tarsus Medical - Menlo Park, CA
    Developing novel Foot & Ankle solutions for unsolved problems within the field of extremity orthopedics

    Acquired by Integra Life Sciences