Foresite Capital has been a leading name in the healthcare industry for several years now. Established by Jim Tananbaum, M.D, and grown under his own hand the team at Foresite Capital has become a mainstay as a healthcare growth and equity firm. In fact, Foresite Capital is finding such astronomic growth and success that they recently announced the addition of another homerun hitter to their team as a venture partner: Dr. Molly He. The announcement of the addition of Dr. He to the team came on the heels of Dr. Tananbaum’s own accolades: he was labeled a Top Tech Innovator by Forbes for the third year in a row. You can visit Insider Monkey for more info.
According to INC42, Dr. Jim Tananbaum was quick to welcome Dr. He to the team, and we can understand why. Dr. He brings decades of extensive experience, leadership, and qualifications to her role as a venture partner for Foresite Capital. Dr. Jim Tananbaum released a warm and receptive statement to the press after hiring Dr. He. Dr. Tananbaum said, “Dr. He is one of the most respected scientific researchers in the area of next-generation sequencing, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the team.” Dr. Tananbaum’s words didn’t end there. He went on to praise Dr. He’s specific ability in the field of drug development and genomics, culminating in calling her an ‘invaluable resource to Foresite as we continue to expand and diversify our portfolio of transformational companies’.
Dr. He comes on board at Foresite Capital after having successfully worked at Illumina for years. At Illumina Dr. He was a senior director in charge of protein reagent innovation. Before she worked at Illumina she worked at Pacific Biosciences where she was in charge of a whole slew of activities which included single molecular, real time sequencing chemistry. Yeah, our head spins just reading about these different duties. Dr. He also has exceeded 20 different published papers to her name and an equal amount of applied patents. To keep things short, Dr. He looks to be one of the big innovators in the healthcare field and Dr. Jim Tananbaum was a genius to get her on board of the team. More details can be found on LinkedIn.