Irina Haivas, the surgeon-turned-VC who signed up with London-based VC company Atomico in late 2018 and has actually currently led numerous financial investments on behalf of the company, has actually been promoted to partner.
Her Atomico financial investments to date consist of: Healx, the Cambridge, U.K.-based start-up utilizing AI to assist find brand-new treatments for uncommon illness (and is plainly a huge bet for Atomico ); Accurx, the messaging service for medical professional surgical treatments (I broke news of the start-up’s Atomico-led Series A back in February 2019); and Kheiron Medical Technologies, a machine-learning start-up assisting to support radiologists .
What’s especially intriguing about that list is that Haivas had the ability to lead those financial investments as a principal, resolving the misconception that you require to be a partner to source and lead financial investments a minimum of, that isn’t the case at Atomico. Because sense, it is service as normal, and being promoted is acknowledgment of her work to date and plainly an indication that the VC does not wish to lose her.
To that end, Haivas will continue buying “frontier innovations” and deep tech-driven business business, however in her brand-new function will likewise lead Atomico’ s financial investments in the location of health care and Biology 2.0, the term the VC utilizes to explain business using engineering and computer technology concepts and tools to biological issues. (You can read her ideas on Biology 2.0 in a post .)
Originally a practicing cosmetic surgeon, Haivas signed up with Atomico after operating at professional healthcare-focused development financier GHO Capital Partners, and prior to that, at Bain &&Co in Europe and the U.S. She likewise has some functional experience at Medtronic, a big medical engineering business. Prior to this, she trained as a medical professional and was a surgical fellow at Harvard Medical School prior to finishing a Master’ s in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics.
Meanwhile, Haivas is the current of a variety of Atomico promos in the last couple of years. In September 2017, Tom Wehmeier, the company’ s head of Research, made partner . Next up, in November 2018, Sophia Bendz, the previous Spotify worldwide director of Marketing, was promoted to partner . And in March 2019, 3 brand-new (non financial investment) partners were contributed to the list: Bryce Keane (comms), Alison Smith (chief of personnel) and Camilla Richards (financier relations).
There have actually been departures, too. Most just recently, veteran partner Mattias Ljungman delegated raise his own seed fund . Prior to that, Carolina Brochado leapt ship to sign up with SoftBank’ s Vision Fund in London, and Teddie Wardi left for America to sign up with Insight.