Hemai Parthasarathy | Scientific Director
Thiel Foundation, Breakout Labs

Hemai Parthasarathy, Scientific Director, Thiel Foundation, Breakout Labs

Hemai Parthasarathy is the Scientific Director of the Thiel Foundation and its program to support radical, science-based, startup companies, Breakout Labs. She is responsible for establishing the scientific priorities of the program, evaluating submitted proposals, and advising portfolio companies. She is also a Partner in Breakout Ventures, a new, early stage fund that backs bold scientist-entrepreneurs working at the intersections of technology, biology, materials, and energy. Previously, Hemai served as the North American Editor for Nature and was a founding editor of PLOS, the open-access publisher of PLOS ONE. As a consultant, she has also advised research institutes, non-profits, and biotechnology companies on the development and communication of their scientific portfolios. She holds a Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Biophysics from The Johns Hopkins University.


BioData West- NASA Ames Satellite Conference & Workshops @ 16:10

Investing in healthcare- What you need to be successful with a VC

  • What do pharmaceutical companies and VC’s want to invest in?
  • How are we seeing digital investments paying off across pharma and healthcare?
  • What factors are required to gain successful investment from pharmaceuticals?

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