Vijay Pande
Bio + Health

Vijay Pande



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Vijay Pande, PhD, is a General Partner and has been at Andreessen Horowitz since 2014.  He founded and leads a16z Bio + Health, which invests in life sciences and healthcare through four dedicated funds with more than $3 billion under management. Vijay leads the firm’s investments at the cross section of biology and computer science, including applications in computation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in healthcare; digital therapeutics; diagnostics; and other novel transformative scientific advances applied to industry that take bio beyond healthcare. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Structural Biology at Stanford University. He currently sits on the boards of Apeel Sciences, BioAge, Devoted Health, Freenome, Genesis Therapeutics, Insitro, Inceptive Therapeutics, Nautilus Biotechnology, Nobell, Omada Health,, SciFi Foods, and Scribe Therapeutics.

Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Vijay was the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Structural Biology and of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he led a team of researchers pioneering computational methods and their application to medicine and biology (resulting in over 300 publications and six patents). Vijay was also concurrently the director of the Biophysics program at Stanford, where he led a team of more than 50 faculty members and propelled the program to the top in the country. Vijay also co-founded Globavir Biosciences, and founded the Folding@Home Distributed Computing Project.

Vijay holds a BA in Physics from Princeton University and a PhD in Physics from MIT. He has been awarded the DeLano Prize in Computation, a Guinness World Record for Folding@Home, the American Chemical Society Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award, and was selected for MIT TR10.  In his teens, Vijay was the first employee at video game startup Naughty Dog, maker of Crash Bandicoot and The Last of Us.

Latest Content

  • CRISPR by Design with Benjamin Oakes New
    Benjamin Oakes, Vijay Pande, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    Scribe Therapeutics cofounder and CEO Ben Oakes joins a16z Bio + Health founding general partner Vijay Pande.

  • Metrics for a Complex Machine with Josh Clemente
    Josh Clemente, Vijay Pande, Kris Tatiossian, Olivia Webb, and Daisy Wolf

    Josh Clemente, cofounder and president of Levels, joins Vijay Pande, founding general partner, and Daisy Wolf, investment partner at a16z Bio + Health.

  • IRA, AI Regulation, and the Future with Joe Grogan
    Joe Grogan, Vijay Pande, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    In this episode, Joe Grogan, a senior fellow at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and a former senior government official, joins Vijay Pande, founding partner of a16z Bio + Health to discuss all things regulation.

  • We’re excited to share Raising Health’s first episode here where Sean Duffy, cofounder and CEO of Omada Health, joins Vijay Pande, founding general partner of Bio + Health.

  • AI Jobs to be Done in Life Sciences
    Becky Pferdehirt, Bryan Faust, Zak Doric, and Vijay Pande

    We have long believed that AI will fundamentally reshape biotech and healthcare, positioning us at the brink of an AI-driven Industrial Revolution. But when will we see this payoff? Put more boldly, when will the majority of new drugs be designed with AI?

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