Google Ventures’ Krishna Yeshwant is hunting for the next big new idea in biotech
Bill Maris brought in Krishna Yeshwant as a Google Ventures partner back in the early days of 2009. The Harvard MD/MBA with a computer sciences background at Stanford and a track record of his own starting and selling software companies had that blend of education, youthful experience and cross-pollinating intellect Google wanted to bring to its investment group.
Maris is leaving now, but Yeshwant is staying put, running a cross-country life sciences team that continues to hunt out pre-fledgling investments in biotech. Where most VCs in the biotech world operate with a very clear exit strategy — whether they’re going for the long throw of a distant IPO or a quick value maker 12 months from the first money in — Yeshwant and his crew members are happy to play the long game, without keeping an eye on the clock.
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