Founder & Senior Partner
Jeff Karan is the Founder and Senior Partner of Woodside Capital Partners, a global investment banking firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, which specializes in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic partnering for emerging growth companies in the life sciences and technology sectors. He has extensive knowledge of the capital raising and merger and acquisition processes, and advises clients on corporate strategy, strategic partnership, business valuation, and corporate restructuring assignments, based on over 25 years of investment banking and corporate advisory experience, including work at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs prior to founding Woodside Capital Partners.
Jeff is a frequent speaker on investment banking topics internationally. He holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration (Tuck Scholar, 1980), a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College, and later received an MA on the west coast in Comparative Philosophy and Religion. He is a founding member of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine in Washington D.C., an Advisory Board member of the Business of Personalized Medicine Summit, a Charter Board member of the non-profit foundation, Opus Novum, and an Advisor to Blue Ocean Sciences, which focuses on scientific collaboration for healthy ocean solutions. Jeff, an avid skier and cyclist, is passionate about philosophy, the history of ideas, poker theory, and global economic analysis.