Julie Papanek

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Geographic Preferences: Israel, United States

Julie Papanek brings operational experience from biotechnology and healthIT and currently sits on the board of Protagonist Therapeutics. Prior to Canaan, Julie worked at Genentech in a variety of positions spanning marketing, development, and business development. This included creating commercial brand plans, forecasting, and recommending modifications to Phase III trials designs for marketed and pipeline oncology products. She advices a number of digital health and BioPharma companies on business development and go to market strategy. Personally, Julie has a particular passion for consumer access and affordability to care.

Julie holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where she was the teaching assistant for the Biodesign Innovation course and an officer of the Healthcare Club. Previously, she earned an MPhil from Cambridge University in BioScience Enterprise and a B.S. from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.

If it looks really challenging and it's for a good cause, you can clear Julie Papanek's calendar. Julie biked 4000 miles across the country to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, and has competed in triathlons to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It's no secret that Julie takes the same approach when investing. Better startups just aren't enough... she wants better patient outcomes.

Fund's investment verticals: digital media, communications, mobility, enterprise, bio-pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health, MedTech, diagnostics and infrastructure.


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