Managing Partner, Healthcare
Diego is a Managing Partner at VI Partners, focusing on Healthcare investments.
Diego has more than two decades of venture capital experience and has developed a solid experience in creating, growing and exiting ventures in therapeutics and medical devices. He served as chairman and non-executive director in Endoart (acquired by Allergan), Endosense (acquired by St Jude), Picodrill (acquired by Asahi), Neocutis (acquired by Merz), Amal (acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim), Sequana (IPO on Euronext) and board observer to Genkyotex (IPO on Euronext).
Before entering the VC industry, Diego served as manager in several medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Diego holds an M.Sc. in Microbiology from the Biocenter of the University of Basel and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) in Lausanne.
Diego is responsible for the following portfolio companies: Covalys, Edimer, iOnctura, Merlion and Xeltis.