Diego joined VI Partners in January 2003 as Partner focusing on Healthcare investments. He brings over 20 years of experience in life science, medical devices and pharmaceuticals in Europe and the US. Prior to his entry into the VC industry Diego has held various managerial positions in the pharmaceuticals and medical devices sectors, as well as in biotech start ups in Europe and the US.
Diego holds an M. Sc. in Microbiology from the Biocenter of the University of Basel and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Swiss Cancer Research Institute (ISREC) in Lausanne, he is fluent in English, French Italian and German and carries the prime responsibility for the following portfolio companies: Covalys, Edimer, Genkyotex, Merlion, Sequana and Xeltis.