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Jim Tananbaum serves as the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Foresite Capital. In 2011, Jim founded Foresite Capital, a healthcare privately held equity firm that specializes in identifying healthcare leaders that are emerging in the industry. As a result, the company invests in companies with late-stage and disruptive products and services in all the healthcare sectors such as genomics, diagnostics, biotechnology, medical devices and health services.

Foresite Capital

Foresite Capital is headquartered in San Francisco and has an additional office in New York. This healthcare firm invests in the leading innovative healthcare companies and is currently valued at approximately 1.1 billion dollars asset wise. The company offers emerging health care providers’ growth capital in the public and private sectors. Intarcia Therapeutics happens to be the current and largest investment of Foresite Capital. Intarcia is a type II diabetes implant aimed at helping patients control their weights and diabetes. According to Jim, the Intarcia product will help millions of diabetes patients around the world. Apart from Intarcia, Jim has undertaken another major investment in the health sector known as Juno Therapeutics. Visit LinkedIn to know more.

About Jim Tananbaum

Jim obtained an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and M.D Harvard Medical School. Jim also obtained a B.S.E.E and B.S. from Yale University as well as an M.S from MIT(Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Tananbaum has also served on the visiting committees and advisory boards of Yale School of Engineering and Harvard-MIT HST program. Jim has also been a founding partner at Prospect Venture Partners II and III as well as Sierra Ventures. Jim Tananbaum also held management positions at Theravance and GelTex Pharmaceuticals; companies acquired for 1.6 billion dollars by Genzyme.

Jim has over 25years of experience in the healthcare industry and has been mentored by some collaborators such as Rick Levin(Yale), George Whitesides (Harvard), Rick Klausner (NCI). Jim continues to collaborate with these leading entrepreneurs and academicians to get new insights in the health care sector. Some of Jim’s major successful investments consisted of Healtheon, Amerigroup, Amir and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. For the past three years, Jim has featured on the Midas List which has the top hundred investors. Visit officialjimtananbaum.com

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There are some people destined for certain professions. Todd Lubar was destined for the real estate industry. He’s passionate about every aspect of the business and as well as helping others. It was only a matter of time before Todd Lubar found Real Estate.

After college, Lubar joined Crestar Mortgage Corporation as a loan originator. He quickly became an expert on conservative mortgage banking. He later used those skills to dominate the industry. Realizing he wanted to build something of his own, Lubar began forming relationships with dozens of real estate agents, CPAs, financial planners, and countless insurance agents.

In 1999, Mr. Lubar took another step toward building his own brand; he joined Legacy Financial Group at an equity position. This new role came with more lending capabilities. He brokers loans to outside investors and operated as a direct mortgage bank. More details can be found on LinkedIn.

A few years later, he opened his own firm, Legendary Properties, LLC. It began as a small residential development company but quickly grew. Lubar used the massive network he’d began developing while working at Crestar, turning his firm into one of the most successful. Legendary Properties bought, rehabilitated, and sold hundreds of properties. They bought everything from single-family households to large multi-family complexes.

Throughout the years, Lubar has accumulated a massive network of experienced professionals who specialize in every stage of the building process. Together, they produce quality properties in a timely manner. His business’s success enabled him to form powerful relationships with major banking institutions all over the country.

His mortgage experience came back into play in 2003. Lubar founded Charter Funding, a subsidiary of First Magnus Financial Corporation. This new step afforded his expansion into bigger projects. Charter Funding came him access to products and programs he didn’t have before.

As his success grew, he branched into other industries. He owns a demolition company and a scrap metal recycling business. Although new to those industries, he quickly obtained some large contracts from all over the country. He currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland, and plans to continue growing. More details can be found on Ideamensch.