Atomico promotes surgeon-turned-VC Irina Haivas to partner

Irina Haivas, the surgeon-turned-VC who joined London-based VC firm Atomico in late 2018 and has already led several investments on behalf of the firm, has been promoted to partner. Her Atomico investments to date include: Healx, the Cambridge, U.K.-based startup using AI to help discover new treatments for rare diseases (and is clearly a big bet for Atomico); Accurx, the messaging service for doctor surgeries (I broke news of the startup’s Atomico-led Series A back in February 2019); and Kheiron Medical Technologies, a machine-learning startup helping to support radiologists. What’s particularly interesting about that list is that Haivas was able to lead those investments as a principal, dispelling the myth that you need to be a partner to source and …

Atomico promotes surgeon-turned-VC Irina Haivas to partner

Irina Haivas, the surgeon-turned-VC who joined London-based VC firm Atomico in late 2018 and has already led several investments on behalf of the firm, has been promoted to partner. Her Atomico investments to date include: Healx, the Cambridge, U.K.-based startup using AI to help discover new treatments for rare diseases (and is clearly a big bet for Atomico); Accurx, the messaging service for doctor surgeries (I broke news of the startup’s Atomico-led Series A back in February 2019); and Kheiron Medical Technologies, a machine-learning startup helping to support radiologists. What’s particularly interesting about that list is that Haivas was able to lead those investments as a principal, dispelling the myth that you need to be a partner to source and …

Atomico promotes surgeon-turned-VC Irina Haivas to partner

Irina Haivas, the surgeon-turned-VC who joined London-based VC firm Atomico in late 2018 and has already led several investments on behalf of the firm, has been promoted to partner. Her Atomico investments to date include: Healx, the Cambridge, U.K.-based startup using AI to help discover new treatments for rare diseases (and is clearly a big bet for Atomico); Accurx, the messaging service for doctor surgeries (I broke news of the startup’s Atomico-led Series A back in February 2019); and Kheiron Medical Technologies, a machine-learning startup helping to support radiologists. What’s particularly interesting about that list is that Haivas was able to lead those investments as a principal, dispelling the myth that you need to be a partner to source and …

First Killer Whale In 20 Years Found Stranded On English Shores

Experts have confirmed the first dead killer whale to be found on the shores of England and Wales in 20 years. The juvenile male was discovered in the salt marshes of The Wash on the UK’s east coast. Analysis by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) suggests it died weeks ago. It was likely deposited inland onto the nature reserve by tides. Orcas are not unknown to British shores, although only Scotland’s west coast has a resident population. They are not often found this far south in UK waters, so the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP), which ZSL is a part of, is investigating. Samples of blubber, liver, muscle, and kidneys have been taken, which were mostly intact, despite the …