Evgeny Zaytsev, Helix Ventures

Evgeny Zaytsev co-founded Helix Ventures in 2008 and brings eight years of venture capital and nine years of operations and research experience to the firm. Since 2001 together with Graham Crooke he managed the life sciences portfolio in two venture capital partnerships at Asset Management Company, one of the oldest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. He was one of the key executives of the Medico-Ecological Institute, a research institute established in Russia in 1993 to study the health and environmental effects of the Soviet Union’s nuclear testing program. An expert in physiology and radiation biology, he was chief scientific officer from 1994 to 2000 and during his tenure the institute became an internationally recognized research center. He is the author or co-author of 70 scientific and business publications, including six books on radiation and cancer epidemiology. From 1991 to 2000, he was also an assistant professor in physiology at the Altai State Medical University in Barnaul, Siberia.

He received his M.D. (cum laude) in 1991 and his Ph.D. in physiology in 1993, both from the Altai State Medical University. He earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2002. He is currently a director of several private life sciences companies. He is an Advisory Council member of the Russian Venture Company, Advisory Board member and past president of the American Business Association of Russian Professionals (“AmBAR”), as well as advisor to a number of other professional organizations.

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