Accelerating Innovations in Skin Health

About Us 

Gore Range Capital is focused on investments in early-stage skin health businesses.


Our approach is simple: we invest in what we know. Over the course of our respective careers the Gore Range team has built domain expertise and extensive networks across multiple areas of healthcare. Through Gore Range Capital we are channeling our capabilities to focus on our largest organ and the most visible manifestation of who we are - the skin.


At Gore Range, we blend the hands-on approach of operationally focused private equity with the early-stage guidance needed in venture capital. ​We were formed in 2015 with the goal of partnering with industry pioneers, working closely with portfolio companies to bring skin health innovations to market. To accomplish this mission, we leverage our team of experienced healthcare investors, leaders, and practitioners to bring strategic, financial, and scientific expertise to our investments.

Investment Team

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Ethan Rigel

Managing Partner

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Ting Pau Oei

Venture Partner

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Humberto Antunes


Chidi Nwankpa, MD
Senior Associate 

Frank DeBernardis

Operating Partner

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John Freidman
Senior Advisor

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Lloyd Appel
Chief Financial Officer

Industry Advisory Board

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Darrell Rigel, MD, FAAD, SM

Advisory Board Chair

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Joel L. Cohen, MD, FAAD

 Industry Advisor

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Gary Goldenberg,

 Industry Advisor

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Lawrence Kauvar, PhD

 Industry Advisor

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April W. Armstrong,

 Industry Advisor

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Seemal R. Desai,


 Industry Advisor

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Richard D. Granstein,


 Industry Advisor

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Robert Moccia

 Industry Advisor

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Neal Bhatia, MD, FAAD

 Industry Advisor

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Aaron S. Farberg,


 Industry Advisor

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Herbert F. Gretz, MD

 Industry Advisor

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Paresh C. Shah, MD

 Industry Advisor


Our Focus: Skin Health

The skin is our largest organ and skin health lies at the intersection of a wide range of diseases and health conditions including: inflammatory, autoimmune, infectious, and lifestyle diseases, microbiome dysbiosis, and mental health.


In addition to its role in key biological functions, our most visible organ greatly influences our quality of life as it is the most important determinant of human appearance and identity. 


We recognize the important role skin plays in our overall health and wellness. At Gore Range we are dedicated to finding new treatments for dermatological conditions as well as new technologies and techniques to help individuals achieve their skin health goals.

Investment Ecosystem





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News & Perspectives


Innovation Competition

As part of our commitment to investing in and supporting the growth of innovative skin health competitions, Gore Range Capital partnered with Terra2 Solutions, a global think tank, and DermX Media Group, a leader in dermatology education, to host the Terra2 Solutions Skin Health Innovation Competition at the Fall and Winter Clinical Conferences. 

This competition provides an opportunity for companies developing novel solutions for maintaining the health of our body's largest organ, the skin, to showcase their exciting innovations.  The finalists are invited to present to a panel of expert judges and audience members, which included providers in the fields of clinical dermatology, aesthetic medicine, plastic surgery, and other aspects of skin health, and executive leaders of pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, and IT companies.  The winners are announced during the conferences to a live audience.

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