Grail vet Bajaj aims for some broad influence with Foresite bucks
Biotech has lost another top executive to the allure of finance. Vikram Bajaj, just one year into his job as chief scientific officer at Grail, has joined the ranks of Silicon Valley VCs.
Bajaj is taking a full-time gig as managing director of SF-based Foresite Capital, a VC and private equity firm where Bajaj hopes to have a bigger impact moving science forward. Foresite closed a $450 million fund back in 2015, and appears to still be making investments from that pool. With $1.2 billion in assets under management, Foresite has made bets on a few big names including Juno, NantKwest, and Grail, Bajaj’s former employer.
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