Seeing into Healthcare’s Future with Jim Tanabaum

Innovative technology and new methods of providing healthcare has always been a top priority with Jim Tanabaum. Tanabaum is the founder and CEO of Foresite Capital, a healthcare private equity firm. Foresite Capital’s mission is to support healthcare leaders in their endeavors to create innovative and revolutionary products and services. The premise of the organization is that by collaborating with these healthcare leaders and visionary entrepreneurs, patient care will improve tremendously.

Tanabaum’s experience with the healthcare industry extends to GelTex Pharmaceuticals and Theravance Inc. He established these companies and acquired healthcare investments that helped him establish a healthcare services investment practice. His vision is to marry the technological aspects and the healthcare services aspects of the healthcare industry into a novel investment platform. This platform would provide up and coming scientists and medical professionals opportunities that they wouldn’t have received in the past.

The fact is according to Jim Tanabaum healthcare innovations quite often take more time and financial resources than most potential investors are comfortable providing to new healthcare leaders. Foresite Capital provides the means in which leaders can gather necessary information to “make their case” to investors and succeed.

Tanabaum’s passion for “marrying” computer science, specifically biotechnological science with healthcare innovations comes from his drive help patients worldwide live better lives. This drive has helped many healthcare scientists discover new methods of treating diabetes and glaucoma. Biotechnology has grown exponentially over the past decade. Tanabaum believes that in the next few years blood, tissue and saliva samples will provide more accurate information to prevent disease. These samples could also provide information on treatment options.

Advances in genomic sequencing have helped scientists discover cancer genes and other markers that denote abnormal sequencing. It is the advancement of this type of research that excites Tanabaum and creates a solid footing for healthcare investment. Synthetic biology is another realm that excites Tanabaum’s interest in healthcare.

According to Wired, the future is bright with possibilities. The ability to be able to see and prevent diseases that would have killed people is priceless. Jim Tanabaum stands by emerging leaders and is willing to take big risks.

Sam Tabar: New York Attorney Extraordinaire

Sam Tabar has an illustrious career in leading financial companies to success. In fact, much of his career has been spent in the financial industry. But what many may not know about Sam Tabar is that he’s actually a very good lawyer. Aside from being an excellent capital strategist, he’s also a practicing New York-based attorney. Working in such a global industry, Sam has become fluent in both French and Japanese. He has worked in a lot of areas where he has had to face a language; therefore, he’s learned the advantages of speaking the same language.

After graduating from high school, Sam attended the Oxford University where he got a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later attended Columbia School of Law and earned himself a Masters of Law degree. In 2001, Sam used that law degree to begin working in the legal industry. He managed to sign on with one of the largest laws firms in the U.S. at that time, Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher, and Flom, LLP. He learned a lot of useful skills and gained years of experience in his short time working with the firm. He was only there for three years before joining Sparx Group, CO. / PMA Investment Advisors. It was while working with Sparx Group that Sam began developing a second passion. He became the Co-Head of Business Director Manager.

More recently, news about Sam’s career is that he was just named COO of FullCycle Energy Fund. Sam’s had a lot of experience dealing with funds, so it should come as no surprise that FullCycle would choose him. In his new role, he’ll be responsible for managing and developing innovative and profitable strategies for the company funds. FullCycle’s hope is to be able to take old, environmentally destructive energy problems and turn them into a clean, eco-friendly and less expensive solution.