George Emont, managing partner at healthcare-focused investment firm Triathlon Medical Ventures, has passed away at the age of 55.
Triathlon founder and managing partner John Rice said, “We are all in shock and sorrow at this loss. George joined Triathlon Medical Ventures at its inception and has been a valued friend and colleague ever since. He was a partner in the truest sense contributing his insight, experience and passion to our mutual endeavor.
“We were not only a business family but family of friends sharing all of the joys and sorrows of our families lives as well. We have already heard from many of George’s colleagues who have shared personal anecdotes and their sense of extreme loss. George will be sorely missed.
He was also a managing partner of early stage investment firm Kentucky Seed Capital Fund.
Prior to joining Triathlon and KCSF, Emont was the director of venture capital for Humana, where he managed a venture capital fund that made investments totaling over $75m in 11 portfolio companies and three venture funds.
He previously worked at the Baxter Healthcare Corporation and IAI Venture Capital Group, followed by the launch and eventual sale of oncology-focused biotechnology start-up OncoTherapeutics.
He was also the treasurer and a board member of Elderserve, a non-profit agency that provides services to over 8,000 senior citizens in Louisville, Kentucky.
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