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With a decades-long career as an innovator within the global pharmaceutical industry, Carsten Thiel has amassed great experience in various leadership positions. Driven by ethics, a desire to bring medical treatment options for underserved populations, and a motivation to propel the medical field forward, Carsten Thiel has parlayed his multitude of skills, along with his professional motivations, to create tangible long-term change in the biomedical field.
With an illustrious career spanning over twenty years within the capital markets field, and numerous accolades under his belt, financier Clément Perrette has amassed extensive expertise leading global finance giants. Spearheading the creation, development, and success of STRIPs within the European markets, Perrette helped to propel Barclays EUR Rates to the number one spot in terms of profitability, and customer satisfaction. Rising within the ranks of various financial juggernauts, Perrette excelled within leadership positions, acting as a Director, then a Managing Director at Barclays.
According to the highly successful investor and entrepreneur, Shervin Pishevar, your investment strategy should be a long game. In his own words on Twitter, “Patient capital is the best capital. Founders and companies need time to till their gardens.”
Talkspace is a therapy platform that offers its users access to licensed therapists online and via mobile devices. Founded by Oren and Roni Frank in 2012, the company is based in New York City, and it makes therapy as well as counseling as convenient, affordable and discreet as possible. It has over one million users.
Tempus is a Chicago-based technology company that relies on big data analytics to collect and analyze cancer patient information as means to help physicians make more personalized cancer treatment options. Eric Lefkofsky, the founder and CEO, founded the enterprise in 2015, and it has since reached several milestones. For one, it has earned a spot among Chicago’s top ten tech companies. In March of this year, it has also secured $80 million in venture capital funding, which has increased its value to an approximate $1.1 billion. As such, Tempus has become Chicago’s newest “unicorn,” an industry term for privately held companies valued at $1 billion or more. This is a title that only few of the city’s startups hold. It joins six other unicorns on the local tech scene that hold the potential to fuel the city’s tech ecosystem.