Jim Tananbaum is the CEO and founder of Foresite Capital, a company that deals in the provision of capital in the healthcare sector to upcoming healthcare leaders with the aim of improving patient care. Currently, Foresite Capital has over $1.2 billion in asset wealth. Also, it has invested in many other companies from therapeutics to diagnostics and so much more. Foresite Capital is based in San Francisco, and it also has a New York Office.
Jim Tananbaum has a strong academic background having graduated from prestigious universities around the United States pf America. Jim has graduated from the Harvard School of Business with an MBA & from Yale University with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Jim was also honored with an M. S from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the year 1985. He also has an MD from Harvard Medical School in the year 1989. Jim Tananbaum is also a three-time honoree in the Forbes Midas List.
According to Medium.com, before he founded Foresite Capital in 2011, Jim Tananbaum has also had founded leading biopharmaceutical companies. He is also the founder of GelTex Pharmaceuticals which has seen the bringing of two drugs to the market for less than $80 million. He founded GelTex in 1991 as he was finishing school. Currently, these drugs bring a lot of revenue. GelTex was later acquired for about 1.6 billion US dollars.
Jim Tananbaum was also the CEO and the starter of a pharmaceutical company, Theravence Inc. He also worked as a Senior Product Manager at a pharmaceutical company called Merck & Co., Inc. In summary, Jim Tananbaum has been a leader in the workforce of 21 successful companies with billions and multi-billions of income. Jim Tananbaum also has had Board and advisor roles in Jazz Pharmaceuticals where he is an investor.
Jim Tananbaum has been the major and the key leader in the decision making and investment strategies at Foresite Capital. Jim Tananbaum clearly has a lot of skills when it comes to startups and entrepreneurship based in the healthcare industry. This is as a result of his twenty-five years as a successful leader in major healthcare companies ranging from pharmaceuticals to healthcare providers. Check out his website: officialjimtananbaum.com