Scott Rocklage is a well-known name in the biotechnology industry. He has shown that doing research and still being a successful entrepreneur is not difficult. He is one of the managing partners of 5AM Ventures. He completed his graduation in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California in Berkeley. He then earned his Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he performed research alongside Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, Richard R. Schrock.
With over 30 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry, Scott Rocklage has an important role to play in the success of 5AM Ventures. The company is a venture capitalist company that has invested hugely in early-stage biotech research companies. Before joining 5AM Ventures, he was the Chairman and the CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He has also served as the President and CEO of Nycomed Salutar where he joined in the Research and Development position. He is also on the Board of Chairman of Achaogen, Relypsa, and Semprus; Ciara, Novira Therapeutics, Kinestral and EPIRUS BioPharmaceuticals.
For all the young entrepreneurs out there, Scott Rocklage has just one advice for them. He advises them not to be afraid of taking calculated risks to move ahead in their career. According to him, one can achieve their best when they are working on their own future through entrepreneurship rather than working for some other company. For businesses, it is essential that do just the things that they are good at and to not love far away from their strengths. It is also crucial for business owners to hire the right people as wrong people in the management area can significantly affect the profits of the company.
Handling the management team of 5AM Ventures, Scott Rocklage ensures that everyone is right on track to achieve their set goals. Each of the team members has strong backgrounds and experience that his helping the company to manage life science companies and help build them from scratch. The company takes on all the management and operational roles of the companies for a short term and helps make a stable base that is important for the future growth.
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