Jeffry Weinhuff is the managing partner of Visionary Venture Fund, a later-stage venture fund focused on investing in drugs and devices for the eye. Visionary employs a unique approach to venture investing by partnering with over 40 Key Opinion Leader Ophthalmologists, as well as other sophisticated investors and industry professionals. In Visionary’s nine portfolio companies, the combination of KOL insights and professional investment approach reduces risk and enhances predictable returns. Visionary works closely with senior eye care professionals in the fast-growing, $46 billion ophthalmology industry located in Orange County, CA, the global headquarters of the industry.
Mr. Weinhuff has been active in the private equity realm for over 30 years. At Jefferies & Co., the premier mid-market investment bank, he founded the Investment Banking and Capital Markets groups, served as Head of Investment Banking, and was a Member of the Board of Directors and Head of the Commitment Committee. Prior to Jefferies, he was a Partner at Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he founded and co-headed the Buyer Advisory Group and served on the underwriting committee.