The best way to get knowledge about the health care business is to learn about it from another person, and businessman Jim Tananbaum is a fine example of this.
In a recent interview, Jim Tananbaum spoke about his company, Foresite Capital, and what it personally meant to him. He stated that the idea for the firm was all about his years of experience being an entrepreneur in the field and also learning how to manage the health care system in the future. By doing this he aspires to gather as much data as possible so he and his company can make a real difference in the health industry.
Tananbaum also spoke about his typical day at work, which according to him, mostly involves talking with other members of his team in calls and meetings that are about updates to the company’s portfolio. His love of learning new things is his driving force for finding solutions in science. He mentioned that although he loves his work and networking with other health care leaders, his family is the most important thing in his life and daily dinners are his personal favorite activities.
Jim Tananbaum is the founder and CEO of a group called Foresite Capital, which is a private group that is focused in the field of health care. Tananbaum attended Yale University and majored in math and electrical engineering along with some computer science. He later went on to earn his M.D. and Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University, and after that a Masters of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Upon completing his undergraduate and graduate careers, Tananbaum’s first move was being the co-founder of two different biopharmaceutical companies, and then moved on to found one called GelTex Pharmaceuticals. This company was able to bring specific drugs onto the pharmaceutical market for less than $80 million. In later years, Tananbaum was also the co-founder and CEO of another company called Theravance, Inc, which acted as a respiratory franchise. You can follow Jim Tananbaum’s Facebook.