Jim Tananbaum achieved a B.S and a B.S.E.E from Yale University. That is not his only education achievement; he achieved an MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went to Harvard Medical School where he attained an M.S as well as an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. His education success resulted to him being the president of Yale Advisory Council and is part of the advisory board at Harvard-MIT HSR program; this is due to his hard work in these institutions.
According to INC42, Jim has more than 25 years of professionalism in healthcare, entrepreneurship as well as investment thus making him a very well-known business man. He began Foresite Capital. Jim is also involved in matters to do with financial and competent views so that he can make a good approval in the healthcare world. At Foresite Capital Investment Company, Jim holds the position of Chief Architect. His excellent skills have helped the company to keep developing.
He is not only a leader at Foresite Capital but the co-founder of a number of biopharmaceuticals firms and holds positions in health care investment practices. Jim Tananbaum started GelTex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GENZ) right after graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as Harvard University in the business and medical schools. This foundation created two drugs that has apporoximately cost $80 million. Jim sold the company for $1.6 billion in the year 1998 due to it being among the best drug manufacturers worlwide. Furthermore Jim is also the co-founder of Theravance,Inc and for a while hold the position of the CEO. His hardwork encouraged him to make a collaboration between Innovative (NASDAQ: INVA) and Theravance Inc and this led to$3.2 billion. Check out ideamensch for the details.
Moreover Tananbaum is a partner at Sierra Ventures and a founding partner at Prospect Venture Partners II and III, on the other hand he majored in inventing healthcare services investment planning. This so much position indicates how hardworking Jim has always been to achieve success. The main aim for beginning Foresite Capital was to offer excellent investment platform. Jim has always taken care of the needs of his clients before attending to other duties.