Garrett Vygantas

Managing Director at OSF Ventures

Garrett Vygantas

Garrett Vygantas

Managing Director at OSF Ventures

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NewBridge Pharmaceuticals FZ LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at NewBridge Pharmaceuticals FZ LLC

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Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager at Acuta Capital Partners LLC

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Founder at Gauss Surgical, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Gauss Surgical, Inc.

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Founder at Burrill LLC

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Founder at Pieces Technologies, Inc.

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Head-Alltracel Healthcare Services at Alltracel Pharmaceuticals Plc

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Former Senior Vice President & General Manager at Perrigo Co. Plc

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Managing Partner at Vivo Capital LLC

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Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Kuwait Life Sciences Co. KSCC

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Garrett Vygantas
Managing Director at OSF Ventures
Education
Graduate

The University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. At Penn academic excellence, as well as compassion for the patients we are privileged to serve, are stressed. Skillful compassion is truly a hallmark of the Penn learning experience. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania consistently ranks among the top five in US News and World Report’s rankings of research-oriented medical schools.

BS in Biochemistry

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

MD

Georgetown University School of Medicine, a medical school opened in 1851, is one of Georgetown University's five graduate schools.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

The Society of Kauffman Fellows is a network of venture capitalists operating at 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 26 countries on 6 continents, collectively deploying $50B in venture capital.

Career History
Managing Director
2017 - Current

OSF Ventures makes investments in seed, early and later stage capital requirements. It provides financing for equity transactions. The firm in which they invest in health IT, medical devices, therapeutics, diagnostics and delivery solutions companies located in the US

Founder
2007 - Prior

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals FZ LLC manufactures and distributes pharmaceuticals, therapeutics and medical devices. It engages in in-licensing, acquiring, registering and commercializing therapeutics to address the unmet medical needs of diseases with high regional prevalence. The company was founded by G. Garrett Vygantas in 2007 and is headquartered in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates.

Entrepreneur in Residence
2006 - Prior

Burrill & Co.'s venture capital activities focus exclusively on life science companies whose technologies and products are applicable across range of life science sub-sectors including: (1) human healthcare therapeutics and diagnostics/devices (2) health/wellness (3) agricultural biotechnology (4) biofuels and (5) industrial biotechnology, biomaterials and bioprocesses. In addition, to sector diversification, the firm also diversifies across investment stage. In general, most of their investments are in the start-up through mezzanine stage. Most of the firm's investments are made in series A and B rounds. They do invest in public entities. Burrill & Co. principally invests in the US and Europe. The firm's professionals usually serve on the board of directors of each portfolio company and, when necessary, assist with operational activities. Investments tend to average from $5 million to $15 million over the life of a company.Burrill & Co.'s private equity investments focus on investments in undervalued small-cap and mid-cap public companies and selected buy-outs and spin-outs from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other life sciences entities. The firm seeks to acquire significant equity positions often through PIPEs and to optimize opportunities for future equity financing, acquisitions and divestitures.

Boards & Committees
Board Member
Current

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals FZ LLC manufactures and distributes pharmaceuticals, therapeutics and medical devices. It engages in in-licensing, acquiring, registering and commercializing therapeutics to address the unmet medical needs of diseases with high regional prevalence. The company was founded by G. Garrett Vygantas in 2007 and is headquartered in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates.

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2015

Agnes Scott College is an independent undergraduate college in the United States. Agnes Scott's campus lies in downtown Decatur, Georgia, nestled inside the perimeter of the bustling metro-Atlanta area. The college was founded in 1889 as Decatur Female Seminary by a group of Presbyterians under the leadership of their minister, Frank H. Gaines. In 1890, the name was changed to Agnes Scott Institute to honor the mother of the college's primary benefactor, Col. George Washington Scott. The name was changed again to Agnes Scott College in 1906, and remains today a liberal arts college for women.

$1 - $249
2012

William J. Clinton Foundation works to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protects the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private citizens. The foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results - global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity & economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.

$5,000 - $10K
2011

Agnes Scott College is an independent undergraduate college in the United States. Agnes Scott's campus lies in downtown Decatur, Georgia, nestled inside the perimeter of the bustling metro-Atlanta area. The college was founded in 1889 as Decatur Female Seminary by a group of Presbyterians under the leadership of their minister, Frank H. Gaines. In 1890, the name was changed to Agnes Scott Institute to honor the mother of the college's primary benefactor, Col. George Washington Scott. The name was changed again to Agnes Scott College in 1906, and remains today a liberal arts college for women.

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