Women in Bio: Geeta Vemuri Blazes a Trail in Venture Capital

July 29, 2020

By Alex Keown

Geeta Vemuri is a trailblazer. Following her time as a Managing Partner at Baxter Ventures and Baxalta Ventures, Vemuri founded Agent Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm focused on investing in novel, differentiated therapeutics and treatments that address unmet patient needs.

With the launch of Agent Capital, Vemuri is one of four women in the biopharma sector who have founded a venture capital group. The amount of money invested in the biopharma sector managed by those four women amounts to only 1.1% of available venture capital. That small amount of funding represents a “dire number of capital under management,” Vemuri told BioSpace in an interview.

Bringing about change that will pave more opportunities for women in financing roles is something that should be addressed, she added. And through her performance in the big-money game of the pharmaceutical industry, that’s exactly what Vemuri is doing.

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