Managing Director, Life Sciences

Rob Lake

Rob Lake is Trinity Capital’s Managing Director, Life Sciences and is based in San Diego, California. Mr. Lake, a veteran in the venture ecosystem, has been supporting venture capital- backed and publicly-traded growth stage companies for 18+ years.

Focused primarily on the life sciences industry, Lake has closed 200+ deals and funded over $1.6 billion in debt during his career.

Mr. Lake joins Trinity Capital from Runway Growth Capital, where he founded and built their life sciences practice and served as Managing Director, Head of Life Sciences since 2020. Previously, Mr. Lake was with Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, where he founded and grew the bank's life sciences practice. Prior to that, Mr. Lake was an executive director at Oxford Finance, LLC, and has also held leadership positions at Silicon Valley Bank, Fifth Third Bank, FINOVA Capital Corporation, and the American Medical Association.

Brown’s 30 years of experience in venture equity and venture debt is apparent in his ability to adeptly manage sales and strategic business operations working with early-stage companies.

He served as general partner at Point Financial Capital Partners, a venture leasing fund and held a prior role as the president and CFO of InvestLinc Financial Services, an early-stage private equity fund and consulting firm. He has also worked as a partner at Cornerstone Equity Partners, a private equity fund.

Background
Brown has a B.S. in business administration and marketing from McNeese State University and is a current Small Business Investor Alliance – Western Regional Committee member.

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana left a lasting impression on Brown. He is an avid LSU fan and loves a good bowl of spicy gumbo on a cold day.

Brown’s 30 years of experience in venture equity and venture debt is apparent in his ability to adeptly manage sales and strategic business operations working with early-stage companies.

He served as general partner at Point Financial Capital Partners, a venture leasing fund and held a prior role as the president and CFO of InvestLinc Financial Services, an early-stage private equity fund and consulting firm. He has also worked as a partner at Cornerstone Equity Partners, a private equity fund.

Background
Brown has a B.S. in business administration and marketing from McNeese State University and is a current Small Business Investor Alliance – Western Regional Committee member.

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana left a lasting impression on Brown. He is an avid LSU fan and loves a good bowl of spicy gumbo on a cold day.

Rob Lake is Trinity Capital’s Managing Director, Life Sciences and is based in San Diego, California. Mr. Lake, a veteran in the venture ecosystem, has been supporting venture capital- backed and publicly-traded growth stage companies for 18+ years.

Focused primarily on the life sciences industry, Lake has closed 200+ deals and funded over $1.6 billion in debt during his career.

Mr. Lake joins Trinity Capital from Runway Growth Capital, where he founded and built their life sciences practice and served as Managing Director, Head of Life Sciences since 2020. Previously, Mr. Lake was with Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, where he founded and grew the bank's life sciences practice. Prior to that, Mr. Lake was an executive director at Oxford Finance, LLC, and has also held leadership positions at Silicon Valley Bank, Fifth Third Bank, FINOVA Capital Corporation, and the American Medical Association.

Brown’s 30 years of experience in venture equity and venture debt is apparent in his ability to adeptly manage sales and strategic business operations working with early-stage companies.

He served as general partner at Point Financial Capital Partners, a venture leasing fund and held a prior role as the president and CFO of InvestLinc Financial Services, an early-stage private equity fund and consulting firm. He has also worked as a partner at Cornerstone Equity Partners, a private equity fund.

Background
Brown has a B.S. in business administration and marketing from McNeese State University and is a current Small Business Investor Alliance – Western Regional Committee member.

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana left a lasting impression on Brown. He is an avid LSU fan and loves a good bowl of spicy gumbo on a cold day.

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Rob Lake is Trinity Capital’s Managing Director, Life Sciences and is based in San Diego, California. Mr. Lake, a veteran in the venture ecosystem, has been supporting venture capital- backed and publicly-traded growth stage companies for 18+ years.

Focused primarily on the life sciences industry, Lake has closed 200+ deals and funded over $1.6 billion in debt during his career.

Mr. Lake joins Trinity Capital from Runway Growth Capital, where he founded and built their life sciences practice and served as Managing Director, Head of Life Sciences since 2020. Previously, Mr. Lake was with Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, where he founded and grew the bank's life sciences practice. Prior to that, Mr. Lake was an executive director at Oxford Finance, LLC, and has also held leadership positions at Silicon Valley Bank, Fifth Third Bank, FINOVA Capital Corporation, and the American Medical Association.

Brown’s 30 years of experience in venture equity and venture debt is apparent in his ability to adeptly manage sales and strategic business operations working with early-stage companies.

He served as general partner at Point Financial Capital Partners, a venture leasing fund and held a prior role as the president and CFO of InvestLinc Financial Services, an early-stage private equity fund and consulting firm. He has also worked as a partner at Cornerstone Equity Partners, a private equity fund.

Background
Brown has a B.S. in business administration and marketing from McNeese State University and is a current Small Business Investor Alliance – Western Regional Committee member.

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana left a lasting impression on Brown. He is an avid LSU fan and loves a good bowl of spicy gumbo on a cold day.