Jim Tananbaum is the Chief Executive Officer, Founder, and managing director at Foresite Capital Management, L.L.C., which he founded the company in 2010. Jim Tananbaum got a BS and BSCE from Yale University in Applied Math and Computer Science, an MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MD & MBA from Harvard University. He is a member of Yale’s University Council and the advisory committee of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
According to his interview with Wired, Jim Tananbaum reveals that he has been so passionate about bringing together hard sciences and computer science with health care since he was in high school. He has had very long productive relationships with different people who share the same interests as him. He believes that people are beginning to enter a period of great change and growth by developing insights into deep learning and science.
Foresite Capital is a private equity healthcare firm specializing in identifying emerging healthcare leaders. The company grows to profitability by supplying capital, networks, and information to the agencies. Jim founded Foresite Capital with the vision of marrying elements of all aspects of his career to create a novel investment platform. He has also been the mastermind of the organization’s investment strategy and has played roles in major healthcare investments including the diabetic treatment unicorn, intarsia therapeutics, and Juno therapeutic, which went public in December 2014 as that year’s largest biotech IPO. The investments made Jim Tananbaum remain the first on the Midas list for three straight years. He also invested in Puma Biotechnology and a food allergy immunotherapy treatment in which he and his firm led a series B round of $ 80million in the year 2015.
Jim Tananbaum has investments in 21 successful companies which led to the production of several multi-billion and hundred multimillion dollar outcomes. He is an industry leader with 25 years of healthcare experience. He focuses on strategic, operational and financial opportunities to build the healthcare franchise. During the 25 years, Jim Tananbaum has founded and helped grow healthcare franchises in all segments of the healthcare economy.