In an interview with Ideamensch, Jim Tananbaum, the founder and CEO of Foresite Capital Management, gave insights on what he considers the highs and lows of his career path. Jim said that commitment and diligence are at the core of everything he sets his mind to do. Having learned that other people’s views can give a different perspective to a project, he knows that they should not be the determinant of what one intends to achieve. Jim says that it’s about disruption, not convention. Jim added that if he were to start over, he would depend more on what he thought was best for business advancement as opposed to what was conventional. Visit Medium to know more.
Jim Tananbaum graduated with an MBA and an MD from Harvard while he got his Masters of Science from MIT. With over 27 years of experience being investment strategist majoring in healthcare venture capital and investments, Jim believes that this is the best investment field for interested investors. Tananbaum has co-founded GelTex Pharmaceuticals, Theravance Inc., and Prospect Venture Partners. He also co-founded Sierra Ventures. Driven by the passion to merge his investment interests in healthcare, Jim has since moved on to form Foresite Capital, which has been featured in Forbes Midas List for the third year in a row.
Something that remains a signature in all he undertakes is the relationship he creates and maintains. The partnerships he has had in the business are connected to his passion for better healthcare. He has had fruitful collaborations with his mentors and colleagues both in college and at work. Jim has not only made sure that he makes the right connections with the people he works with, but he makes sure that his work does not overshadow his family and social life. He ensures that he spends quality time with his family and friends. His dream is to see that every individual has access to affordable healthcare.
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