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Barbara joined Knightsbridge in August 2006. As an investor for over 20 years and a former partner in two leading venture capital firms, she continues to build Knightsbridge's portfolio of investments in the best early stage venture partnerships. Her association with Knightsbridge dates back to 1988, when as General Partner of Charles River Ventures from 1986 to 1992, Knightsbridge became an LP. At Charles River, she was responsible for a successful portfolio of health care, technology and consumer companies and served on the board of seven companies including Community Health Systems, Abacus Direct and FAO Schwarz. From 1992 to 1999, she invested with a life sciences focus as a Partner of Schroder Ventures, co-founding the SV Life Sciences funds and serving on the boards of eight companies including GelTex Pharmaceuticals, Ameripath and Allos Therapeutics. Since 2000, she was President of Blackwood Capital, investing in and advising private and public company management teams.