MapLight Therapeutics

Investment area

Venture Investments


North America

Date of investment

October 2023

MapLight’s renowned neuroscientists are developing a unique discovery platform that combines cutting edge technologies to uncover the individual circuits that misfire in brain disorders and target those circuits with effective, safe therapeutics that improve patient lives.

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Jim Trenkle


Departments: Venture Investments, Novo Ventures US Inc.

Jim Trenkle joined Novo Ventures (US) Inc. as a Partner in May 2022. Jim brings a background in R&D, commercialization, and early stage biotech investing and transactions. Prior to joining Novo, Jim was Head of Investments at Sanofi Ventures in Cambridge, MA, where he was responsible for a team making investments into private US-based therapeutics life science companies. Prior to Sanofi, Jim was Vice President of Investments with Pivotal bioVenture Partners in San Francisco. Jim began his career with Gilead Sciences where he held positions of increasing responsibility in medicinal chemistry, project and portfolio management, and commercial strategy, largely focused on hepatitis C and other liver diseases.

Jim completed a B.S. in Honors Chemistry at University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds an M.B.A. from University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business.