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Vijay Pande
Bio + Health

Vijay Pande

PhD

Investing

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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 that take bio beyond healthcare. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Structural Biology at Stanford University. He currently sits on the boards of Alpine Bio, Apeel Sciences, BioAge, Devoted Health, Freenome, Function Health, Genesis Therapeutics, Inceptive Therapeutics, insitro, Nautilus Biotechnology, Omada Health, Q.bio, 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

  • Network Medicine with Jonathan Swerdlin and Mark HymanNew
    Mark Hyman, Vijay Pande, Jonathan Swerdlin, Daisy Wolf, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    Jonathan Swerdlin, cofounder and CEO, and Mark Hyman, MD, cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of Function Health join Vijay Pande, general partner, and Daisy Wolf, investment partner of a16z Bio + Health.

  • Investing in Function HealthNew
    Vijay Pande, Daisy Wolf, Zach Cohen, Annie Collins, and Bryan Kim

    Recently, we invested in Function Health, a company that embodies the vision and excitement we had when writing those theses. The one piece we underestimated is the current state of latent demand among consumers for a new approach to healthcare and longevity.

  • How We Live Longer
    Daisy Wolf and Vijay Pande

    The most impactful way to fix healthcare is through improving the consumer experience, which has been largely ignored to date. In today’s modern world where you can order groceries, buy flight tickets, and wire money from your phone, taking care of yourself and navigating the healthcare system remains impossibly hard.

  • The Transformative Power of AI in Science with Pushmeet Kohli
    Pushmeet Kohli, Vijay Pande, Steph Smith, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    In this episode, originally recorded for the a16z Podcast, host Steph Smith interviews Pushmeet Kohli, DeepMind's VP of Research focused on AI for science. They are joined by a16z Bio + Health founding partner Vijay Pand...

  • The Science and Supply of GLP-1s with Carolyn Jasik
    Carolyn Jasik, Vijay Pande, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    As Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and Zepbound capture the healthcare spotlight, we’ve developed a series of episodes that go beyond the headlines and take you into conversations with the specialists. Our first guest is Carolyn Jasik, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Omada 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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