Chairman/Co-Founder
Doug Kaden, MBA

Doug Kaden is Co-Founder and Chairman of Orange Grove Bio (“OGB”), a pre-clinical drug development company.  He previously co-founder and built Varagon Capital, a direct lending business, to $8 billion in AUM in 5 years, generating a 34x return for equity investors and several hundred million of alpha for the founding limited partner.  Prior to Varagon, he was a senior partner at Oak Hill Capital, a mid-market private equity firm.  He was a member of the Executive Committee that ran the firm, the Investment Committee, as well as founding member of the ESG committee.  His originated portfolio at Oak Hill generated a 3.1x ROI and 25% IRR. He hopes to use his experiences, alongside Orange Grove Bio CEO, Marc Appel, to further Orange Grove Bios mission to help academics further their goals. 


Doug received a B.A. from Harvard University, an MBA from Stanford University and an mPhil from Cambridge University.

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