Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Casdin Capital
Eli Casdin is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Casdin Capital. Casdin Capital engages as productive investor-partners, helping to fuel the visions of industry leaders by adding expertise and experience to their funding. Focused on emergent technologies in life sciences for more than two decades, Mr. Casdin has been active in both private and public capital markets, following a passion for analyzing and investing in new technologies and business models within the life sciences and healthcare industry.
Prior to founding Casdin Capital, he served as the Vice President at Alliance Bernstein’s thematic investment arm, focusing on new technologies for the life sciences and healthcare sectors. While there, he authored the 2011 black book, “The Dawn of Molecular Medicine,” detailing the (then) early-yet-accelerating wave of innovations transforming healthcare and creating opportunity for investors from testing to targeted medicine, diagnostics to industrial agriculture. Earlier, he worked as a financial analyst at Bear Stearns and Cooper Hill Partners, a healthcare-focused investment firm.
Mr. Casdin received his Bachelor of Science from Columbia University and Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. He serves as a director or an observer on various boards for several public and private life sciences companies, trade groups and academic institutes, including Rockefeller University, the New York Genome Center Board and the Columbia University School of General Studies Board of Visitors.