Darshana Zaveri is a Founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Health Ventures. Darshana is actively involved in all aspects of Fund Management including Investments and Capital Raising. She led Catalyst’s investments in Augmenix Inc. (Acquired by Boston Scientific, NYSE: BSX), nVision Medical (Acquired by Boston Scientific, NYSE: BSX), Maxwell Health (Acquired by Sun Life Financial, NYSE: SLF), Aria CV, Atacor Medical, Panther Therapeutix and Instylla Inc. She was also actively involved with portfolio company Allegro Diagnostics, Inc. (acquired by Veracyte, NASDAQ: VCT). She currently or previously served on the Boards of Directors of all the companies listed above and serves as Chair of the Board of Aria CV.
Darshana brings to Catalyst over a decade of experience in the health care and Life Science Industries. Prior to Catalyst, she was an Investigator at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and an integral part of the drug development programs in oncology, metabolic disease, and immunology. Previously she worked at Genome Therapeutics, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and completed an internship at the United Nations. She has authored several publications and scientific journal articles. Darshana currently serves as an advisor of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT, as a Board Director of Tie Boston (Boston chapter of The Indus Valley Entrepreneurs), and as a lead advisor to the Portfolia FemTech fund. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of MedExec Women.
Darshana received an MPA from Harvard University, a Master in Cell and Molecular Biology from Boston University, and a BS in Biochemistry from Bombay University in Bombay, India.