Mike is the Founder and CEO of Northpond Ventures. Mike was previously co-founder and managing partner of Sands Capital Ventures, a global cross industry venture capital business, and affiliate of Sands Capital Management. Under Mike’s leadership, SCV invested in dozens of leading startups, resulting in numerous successful businesses and exits, including DocuSign (IPO), Mulesoft (IPO; sale to Salesforce), AppDynamics (sale to Cisco), Dova (IPO), Paydiant (sale to PayPal), Quad Technologies (sale to Biotechne), Firefly Bioworks (sale to Abcam), and Agilis (Sale to PTC Therapeutics). Mike became a board certified physician and surgeon, and completed his fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. Mike also holds an MBA from The University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a CFA charterholder, earned his medical doctorate at The University of Chicago, and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, where he was the student graduation speaker.