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Vijay Pande
Bio + Health

Vijay Pande

PhD

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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, Q.bio, 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

  • Grand Challenges in Healthcare AI with Vijay Pande and Julie Yoo New
    Vijay Pande, Julie Yoo, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    Vijay Pande, founding general partner, and Julie Yoo, general partner at a16z Bio + Health, come together to talk through the grand challenges facing healthcare AI today.

  • Biotech Revolution with Software Engineering Daily
    Sean Falconer, Vijay Pande, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    Vijay Pande, founding general partner at a16z Bio + Health, joins the Software Engineering Daily podcast to talk about innovation in biotech and healthcare, the biotech startup landscape, the impact of AI, and much more.

  • DNA as Data Storage with Vijay Pande
    Vijay Pande, Stephanie Smith, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    Vijay Pande, founding partner of a16z Bio + Health, dives deep with a16z Podcast host Steph Smith into the potential of DNA as a data storage mechanism.

  • CRISPR by Design with Benjamin Oakes
    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.

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Any investments or portfolio companies mentioned, referred to, or described on this page are not representative of all investments. A list of investments made by funds managed by a16z is available here: https://a16z.com/investment-list/.

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