The Growth and Success of Foresite Capital with Jim Tananbaum

Foresite Capital is a venture capital company, which has a specialty in healthcare. In a recent report by, the firm made an announcement regarding the appointment of a new venture partner, Dr. Molly He. Molly served at Illumina as the senior director before joining the venture capital firm. Molly brings to Foresite Capital her 15 years of extensive experience in pharmaceutical and genomic research and development. Molly He graduated from Nankai University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

Jim Tananbaum, who is the CEO of the Foresite Capital, was profoundly delighted to have Molly He on the board. He noted that Molly He’s leadership record of accomplishment and contribution to scientific research were remarkably motivating. Her able leadership and professionalism would come in handy at a time that Foresite Capital continues its portfolio expansion plan of transformational firms. Dr. Molly He is thus an invaluable resource to the venture capital firm. Molly He possesses more than 15 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry where she spent a large section of her time developing and designing antibodies, which target cancer and immune diseases.

Tananbaum is the founder, chief executive officer and managing director of Foresite Capital. Jim has been working with the company for the past seven years, since 2010. Notably, Jim Tananbaum features a profound experience of more than 25 years in the venture capital sector. With this extensive experience, Jim Tananbaum utilizes it and links it to facilitate the growth and success of his venture capital firm. Before incepting Foresite Capital, Jim Tananbaum worked with Sierra Ventures as well as the renowned Prospect Partners Ventures.

Jim Tananbaum is among the alumni of both Harvard Business School and Yale University. At Yale University, Jim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. At the Harvard Business School, Jim Tananbaum earned his master’s degree in business administration. He additionally attained an MD from the reputed Harvard Medical School. The MD has enabled him in specializing his venture capital company in healthcare matters. Aside from Foresite Capital, Jim Tananbaum holds other worthy investments, including Amira Pharmaceuticals, the Amerigroup, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and Healtheon. A majority of Jim Tananbaum’s ventures are based at the San Francisco’s Bay Area with Intarcia Therapeutics being among Jim’s prominent deals.

Jim Tananbaum is very competent in his work and has been named to the Forbes list that recognizes the 100 top notch investors. Tananbaum has appeared in this list three consecutive times. According to INC42, this year, he was position 52.


Copa Star Hospital Delivers High End Medical Care to Copacabana

The Copa Star hospital brings five-star resort hospitality to the corner of Joseph Bloch and Figueiredo de Magalhães in Rio’s Copacabana district. For a long time, anyone wanting a luxury, high-tech hospital experience had to fly to Sao Paolo or out of Brazil altogether, but now it is available in Rio too.

The Copa Star focuses on providing an integrated, high-tech medical experience to all of its patients. It added a ‘Smart Hospital’ grid that an inpatients’ iPad (given them during their hospital stay) can utilize to access treatment information, move the automated bed up or down, communicate with doctors and nurses, and change the lighting and the curtains at need. That increases a patient’s independence even while recovering or ill in the hospital, and makes the entire stay much more comfortable.

The hospital opened in the later months of 2016, after a three year, R400 million investment. Inside, the walls are lined with Japanese artwork and an air freshening system to reduce the stereotypical hospital smell. In total, the hospital spans seven floors and 21 thousand square meters.

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Jorge Moll, the cardiologist, founder and president of the Rede D’Or São Luiz hospital which built the Copa Star, said that the new hospital was created as an alternative to leaving Rio for high end medical care. The Copa Star hospital will be able to handle specialized surgeries and bring a higher quality of care than is currently seen at many other Rio hospitals.

Among the amenities, patients will have surgeries done in smart surgical rooms, and have access to robotic medicine, MRI equipment, and new advances in telemedicine. The equipment used at the Hospital Copa Star will be up to international standards, and the goal is to see that benefiting patients, families, and doctors from day one.

In addition to the high end technology present for patients, the hospital also is bringing in top doctors and specialists. They trained for two months prior to the hospital opening, with actors brought in to play the roles of patients. That way, they could be prepared for almost any scenario they can think of, and be able to respond appropriately for the real patients. The training covered everything from the clothing that the doctors wore to their bedside manner and approach. Visit their profile page on

It was a very successful training session, and many of the doctors were pleased with what they learned. Rede D’Or São Luiz plans on bringing that same training system to other hospitals in their network.

The Hospital Copa Star will accept many types of patients. Cash payments can be made by some patients, but those who cannot pay cash will be able to use health insurance plans to pay for care.