Elaine V. Jones, Ph.D. is currently a Vice President, Venture Capital, at Pfizer Venture Investments. Since joining the team in 2008, she is responsible for making and managing venture investments for Pfizer and currently oversees the PVI investments in Autifony Therapeutics Ltd., Blade Therapeutics, eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Mersana Therapeutics, MISSION Therapeutics, Nimbus Therapeutics LLC, Quartet Medicine, Second Genome, and Storm Therapeutics. Elaine brings 18 years of venture capital experience and a strong background in research and product assessment, built on her significant experience in pharmaceutical drug discovery and business development to the PVI team.
Dr. Jones also manages Pfizer’s R&D Innovate initiative which invests in early stage biotechnology companies that are closely aligned with Pfizer’s R&D strategy. In this role, she serves on the boards of Arrakis, Jnana Therapeutics, and NextCure.
Prior to joining Pfizer, Dr. Jones was a General Partner with the venture fund, EuclidSR Partners. She began her venture capital career in 1999 at S.R. One, GlaxoSmithKline’s venture fund.