What got you into this business?
The work we are doing at Artis Ventures has the power to make a direct impact on improving healthcare for everyone, and nothing is more important than health. I have the good fortune of working alongside entrepreneurs and executives who are doing life-altering, meaningful work. It’s equally my passion and my career. Both early life lessons and school experience helped me realize that the most important aspect of a successful business is really the people in the network. As an investor, I aim to be part of that system and make a difference in the companies I work with, to ultimately make a difference for us all.
Vasudev Bailey, Top 25 Emerging Leaders - Class of 2021
How do you find investment targets?
We look for companies that are solving big and difficult problems in global healthcare, with a team that carries the right traits. Since its inception, Artis’ mission has been to level up ventures and shift the industry toward a focus on game-changers that also have the unique ability to become life-changers. Today our focus is on investing in cutting-edge, category-defining companies at the intersection of tech and medicine. We call it “TechBio.” By going after the most pervasive healthcare issues and conditions, we’re architecting solutions one disease and/or condition at a time.
We also recognize that when building a company, the burden of proof does not end with the idea, but also requires a strong internal team and external network to execute the vision. There are many companies working to tackle life sciences’ biggest problems that, in the end, only gain short-term traction. Those that succeed have a team that can stay laser-focused on the longer-term vision. That is who we look to partner with and support.
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