Jim Glasheen, Ph.D.

Jim Glasheen is a General Partner at Technology Partners, a VC firm based in California. As a longtime Life Science VC, he has long been interested in investment opportunities that lie at the intersection of the traditional healthcare and consumer industries (including wearables), and as such, co-founded and co-chaired ConsumerMed.org.  Previously, Jim was Managing Director at CIT Venture Capital, leading the Group’s effort in Life Science investing. Also, Jim was a leader within McKinsey & Company’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Practice. Jim earned a B.S. from Duke University and a M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Biology. He was a Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) fellow at Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany and a post-doctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley.  Jim has published several research papers and had his research highlighted in major media outlets, including: Nature, The New York Times, Scientific American, and CNN.  Jim was an early practitioner of “convergence science” in the combination of mechanical engineering and biology that he used to explain the biomechanical basis for basilisk lizards (“Jesus Christ lizards”) that can walk on water.