• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Nate Chang

Nate Chang

Operating Partner, Life Sciences
Playground Global
Nate is an Operating Partner focused on Playground Global’s Engineered Biology portfolio, bringing over two decades of life sciences experience across venture capital and investment banking. Nate started in Venture Capital as a Partner on Andreessen Horowitz’s Corporate Development team. Within the a16z Bio team, he was responsible for advising portfolio companies on strategic plans, including fundraising, IPOs, M&A, financial operations and strategic business development. Nate helped establish a16z’s relationships with healthcare and life sciences investors as well as strategic acquirers and key advisors. Prior to joining Playground, Nate was a Managing Director for CBC Group, an Asia-focused healthcare private equity/venture capital fund. Prior to a16z Bio, Nate spent 14 years in life science investment banking at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and RBC Capital Markets. He started his career as a clinical research associate at Quintiles (now IQVIA) and transitioned to BD at PPD. For recreation, he likes to get on his road or gravel bike and travel. On the weekends, he’s shuttling his kids to either basketball or soccer games in the Bay Area. Nate received an M.B.A from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and studied Molecular Biology and Applied Mechanics (Bioengineering) at the UCSD.
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