Jacob Gotlieb has earned respect in the healthcare industry as a reputable entrepreneur focused on steering change towards better healthcare. With notable success running ventures like Balyasny Asset Management, L.P. and Visium Asset Management, he is setting up for a new wave of change through his newest venture Altium Capital.
Based in New York, Altium Capital is an investment fund targeting transformative entrepreneurial ventures in the healthcare sector. Through the fund, Jacob hopes to identify opportunities to invest in firms that promise to develop advanced medical services and improve treatment options for diseases.
Recently, Altium invested in Oramed Pharmaceuticals (ORMP) for a stake of 5.61% to facilitate the development of alternative oral medicine for diabetic patients. Traditionally, such patients receive treatment in the form of injectable drugs. Gotlieb’s Altium Capital is also working in partnership with the Dublin, Ireland-based Amarin. The pharmaceutical firm is interested in improving treatment options for patients with cardiovascular complications.
Altium Capital’s investment at Oragenics, on the other hand, is expected to boost the company’s capacity to develop antibiotics for infectious diseases. The two physicians who found the firm also envisioned the concept of Replacement Therapy. It is a form of treatment that improves patients’ health by replacing dangerous bacteria with useful bacteria.
Jacob Gotlieb has previously worked for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC as a buy-side analyst and at Merlin as a portfolio manager. He has a Medical Degree from New York University Medical School and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds the designation of
Aside from his professional duties, Jacob Gotlieb involves in philanthropic activities supporting vulnerable and underserved populations. He has a particular interest in educational organizations within New York. Some of the beneficiaries include Robin Hood Foundation, Windward School, New Yorkers for Children and The East Harlem Tutorial Program.