About City Hill Ventures

City Hill Ventures, LLC is a health care focused investment firm based in San Diego, California, one of the leading metropolitan area life science clusters in the world. City Hill Ventures was initially founded to make seed and early stage investments in private companies in life sciences (therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices) and health care technology. The investment focus is now primarily on private and public biotechnology companies.

Our approach to maximizing value is to Found, Fund, and Lead companies. This includes launching a new company around a promising product or technology where we may be a founder (“Found”), investing in the companies we launch or existing companies that already have outstanding management in place (“Fund”), and running or advising our portfolio companies with an active, hands on approach to add value (“Lead”).

We focus our capital and expertise on only a select group of portfolio companies at a time, where we may serve on the Board of Directors, in advisory roles, or in key management roles. Our selectivity ensures that all of our companies benefit from a high level of attention, which increases their opportunity to be successful. However, we also invest on an opportunistic basis in companies that already have outstanding management teams in place.

Inspired by Matthew 5:14, Jonathan Lim established City Hill Ventures in 2010 to build a San Diego based investment firm that could have a positive impact on health care. At City Hill Ventures, we are entrepreneurs, investors, and C-level executives. Our mission is to restore human health through innovation, by building or helping other health care entrepreneurs build great companies that collectively have a transformative impact on patients, the health care industry, and society.


Core Values

1. Patients first
2. Uncompromising integrity
3. Authentic relationships
4. Bold thinking
5. Impactful leadership