Larry Bock is focused on the formation of the San Diego Science Festival, the biggest celebration of science the West Coast has ever seen, and MySDScience, it’s companion Science Social Network. Larry has spent his career as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Mr. Bock has been involved in the founding, co-founding and/or early stage financing of 40 companies that have achieved a cumulative market capitalization of in excess of $40B. Mr. Bock was a Founder of Nanosys Inc, Neurocrine Biosciences, Pharmacopeia, Caliper Technologies, Illumina Technologies, IDUN Pharmaceuticals, Argonaut Technologies, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Athena Neurosciences, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Onyx Pharmaceuticals and Conforma Therapeutics. Mr Bock was a seed stage investor in Acceleron Pharma , Aurora Biosciences, Cambrios, River Medical, Genocea, Plexikon Pharmaceuticals, Sequana Therapeutics , Sapphire Energy, and Sirtris Pharmaceticals. Larry was also an early stage venture investor in Biosym Technologies, Gen-Probe, Gensia Pharmaceuticals, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Oclassen Pharmaceuticals and Viagene. Mr. Bock started his career as a Researcher in the early days at Genentech, Inc. He has received several awards and honors. He was selected by Venture Capital Journal as one of the Ten Most Influential Venture Capitalists, by Red Herring as one of the Top Ten Innovators, by Forbes-Wolfe NanoReport as the Number One Powerbroker in Nanotechnology, and by Small Times, as Innovator of the Year. Larry received his B.A. in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College and his M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA.