Dr Scott Rocklage, a managing partner of the 5 AM Venture, has over two decades of experience in the field of healthcare management. Scott joined 5 AM Ventures back in the year 2003 as a venture partner and a year later he became a managing partner.
He is a University of California graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology awarded him his PhD in Chemistry. He conducted his study on his Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the Richard R. Schrock laboratory in 2005.
For over 20 years, the Waltham based Chemist has made significant moves in healthcare management industry among them are eight of his investments; he accredits his success to strategic leadership responsibilities and vast experience. Currently, Dr Rocklage serves as Board Chairman of Cidara, Rennovia and Kinestral and also the boards of Epirus and Pulmatrix. Not only recognised for inventing or co-inventing over 300 U.S patents but also more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Read more: Scott Racklage | Bloomberg
Scott Rocklage also facilitated three FDA approval of U.S New Drug Applications as well as enrolled several drug candidates into clinical trials. Dr Rocklage has also served as a chairman and CEO of Cubist pharmaceuticals as well as President and CEO of Nycomed Salutary among other positions he formerly held. Learn more about Patty Rocklage: http://5amventures.com/team/scott-m-rocklage-phd/
Scott strives to bring new ideas to life working extensively with scientists, physicians and business executives to mould them into potential solutions for unsettled medical needs. Among the many contemporary scientific trends, explosive growth that is meant to cure cancer by targeting particular mutations and genotypes fascinates him.
From his own experience as an entrepreneur, Dr Rocklage believes in taking calculated risks which give one the upper hand in controlling their future. Strategically speaking, staying true to what his business is best at and focusing on its strength is what helped him grow his business.
Team selection for Scott is what builds or breaks a business venture, relatively focusing more on hiring the right person based on their fundamental nature, goals, performance and character. Personally for Scott constant time management, being well organised and prioritisation is what shaped him into the success.