Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Stevens Gives $50M To USC For Brain Research

Mark Stevens--who made his name as a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital--along with his wife Mary, have given $50M in a gift to the University of Southern California, to go towards an institute focused on brain rsearch. According to USC this morning, the $50M gift will go to endow the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, which is focused on preventions and cures for brain injury and disease, including Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and traumatic brain injury. Stevens had previously funded the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Stevens had been involved in investments in NVIDIA, QuickLogic, Documentum, and other companies. He now runs S-Cubed Capital, his own private family office.