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Administrative Team

We are experienced G.P.s with strong venture backgrounds, deep industry expertise and a breadth of established relationships. Since 1985, our principals have organized, financed, and operated 14 healthcare and life science start-up companies and collectively possess more than 70 years of experience in the formation, funding, and management of such companies, including Anesta, Myriad Genetics, Sonic Innovations, Acacia Biosciences and ZARS.

Barbara R. Madsen

Financial Controller

Barbara R. Madsen serves as Financial Controller of UpStart and its portfolio companies.

She has 13 years of experience financial roles at C.R. Bard and served for at 10 years at American Express, in roles that included Director of Business Planning & Financial Analysis, Vice President of Risk Management,  Vice President of Operation for Pre-Paid Products, and most recently as Vice President of Strategic Operations.

Ms Madsen has also served as CFO for MedQuest, a medical device start-up company in Salt Lake City that was acquired by WorldHeart Corp.

Ms Madsen studied at Babson College and hold a Degree in Mathematics from Regis College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Business.



Mary Campos

Administrative Assistant

Mary Campos is a highly experienced Administrator.  She has two decades  of experience in various senior administrative roles, including 14 years with American Express and 5 years with MedQuest, a medical device startup company that was acquired by WorldHeart Corporation.

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