Nov. 24, 2021
008 - "Follow the Opportunity" with Marta New
On this episode, I had Marta New PhD MBA. Marta and I talk about how business school changed her perspective, depth vs. the value of information when it comes to decision making, mentors in her career and their influence on her development, her experience starting a new company, her time in venture capital and the due diligence process, lessons during the pandemic and some of the influences that inspire her. Happy Thanksgiving!
Marta is the CEO of Radyus Research. Before starting Radyus, Marta was the co-founding Partner at Agent Capital, a life sciences-focused venture capital firm based in Cambridge, MA. While at Agent, Marta participated in multiple deals in oncology, immunology and rare disease areas including Orchard Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ORTX), Precision Biosciences (NASDAQ:DITL), Pliant Therapeutics and Verge Genomics, among others. Prior to Agent Capital, Marta was a Principal investor at Baxalta Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Baxalta in Cambridge MA, where she was on the investment dilligence team and served as a board observer for Gadeta BV (acquired by Kite/Gilead, 2018), Syntimmune (acq. by Alexion, 2018), and Vitesse Biologics (early stage accelerator funded by Baxalta, Mayo Clinic and Velocity Pharmaceutical Development).
Marta started her investment career at Baxter Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Baxter in Chicago, IL, transitioning from the Global Renal Marketing franchise, where she was the commercial lead for multiple new products for the Chinese and European markets. She joined Baxter from Northwestern University’s Innovation and New Ventures Office where she was responsible for licensing negotiations, commercial assessment of patents, and industry alliance management.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in microbiology and immunology and completed her post-doctoral training at Northwestern University. She also received an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, IL.