Managing Director

William Link, Ph.D.


Bill Link, Ph.D., is a co-founder of Versant, and a pioneer and leader of the highly successful ophthalmology venture category. Over his investing career, Bill has seen exits totaling more than $2B in combined enterprise value and was also named to the 2011 Forbes Midas list.


Prior to venture capital, Bill ran two major ophthalmology businesses serving as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Chiron Vision prior to its sale to Bausch & Lomb in 1997, and serving as Founder and President of American Medical Optics prior to its sale to Allergan.