Our Team


Guy P. Nohra

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Guy is a co-founder of Alta Partners, and was also a partner at Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., which he joined in 1989. Guy has been involved in the funding and development of notable medical technology and life science companies including AcelRx, ATS Medical, Cutera, Innerdyne, R2 Technology, deCODE genetics, and Vesica.

Previously, Guy was Product Manager of Medical Products with Security Pacific Trading Corporation. He was responsible for a multi-million dollar product line and traveled extensively in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia.

Currently, Guy serves on the board of directors of several companies including Bioventus, Carbylan Biosurgery, USGI Medical, Vertiflex, and ZS Pharma, and is the Chairman of the Board of USGI Medical and ZS Pharma. He also served on the board of directors of the Medical Device Manufacturing Association (MDMA) from 2003 to 2013 and is now a Board Member Emeritus. Additionally, he was named to the 2007 Forbes "Midas List" of dealmakers in high-tech and life sciences. Guy also served as the President of the Silicon Valley chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from 2010 to 2013.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Stanford University.