Anshu Goyal has supported the early research and development in Hormonal Dysregulation for over a decade before launching Xyone Therapeutics with Dr Ravi Jasuja and Dr Kharbanda. He had a long wall street career as a successful investor and has led investment teams at major hedge funds including Millennium and Exodus Partners for many years. When away from work, he is an avid hiker, backpacker and skier.
Dr. Jasuja serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of the XYone Therapeutics and is an expert in the use of biophysical techniques for investigating the interactions of steroid hormones with their cognate receptors and binding proteins. He led innovative research that uncovered the mechanistic origin of errors in the current model of testosterone binding to SHBG and provided the insight that led to the generation of the new TruT™ method for determining free testosterone concentration. He is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director Translation Research & Discovery at the Boston Claude D Pepper Center.
Mr. Pontikes was previously CEO of Comdisco, a multibillion dollar technology services company. Prior to Comdisco, he worked in mergers and acquisitions for Drexel Burnham Lambert and The Blackstone Group. He serves on several corporate and philanthropic boards including Tomahawk Strategic Solutions and The University of Chicago Medical Center.
Mr. McLallen has been the principal of Meritage Capital Advisors, advising corporations in structuring debt and private equity transactions and providing strategic consulting since 2004. Presently, Mr. McLallen serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE) and Differential Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ), as well as a several private companies. He was an advisor to and Director of the Remington Outdoor Company and its predecessors from 2006 through June 2015 and served as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Board for the last five years of such period. Mr. McLallen was a Managing Director of CIBC World Markets from 1995 to 2004, during which he was Head of Debt Capital Markets from 1997 to 2004, as well as Head of High Yield Distribution from 2001 to 2004. Mr. McLallen held Associate and Vice President positions at The Argosy Group from 1990 through 1995 and was an Analyst in the mergers and acquisitions department at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1988 to 1990. Mr. McLallen received his BA in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988.
The Rubik’s Cube has 43 quintillion combinations – but only one solution. At age 11, Ashu found that solution in 25 seconds flat. Although Ashu hasn’t picked up a Rubik’s Cube in quite a while, he still takes great pleasure in solving complex business challenges.
To give just one example, in 2010, an early stage Berkeley-based company that specialized in analytics wanted to get into the media-buying platform business. Ashu helped their small team reach the growing number of brands that were migrating their television advertising to the web. That company, TubeMogul, soon became the leading video-advertising platform for brand advertisers, went public in 2014, and was acquired by Adobe in 2016.
Ashu works with startups across the enterprise stack. He is particularly excited about how machine learning and deep learning are reinventing existing software categories and creating new consumer experiences. And he has invested in AI-enabled business applications (such as marketing technology and HR technology), data platforms, data center infrastructure, security & privacy, as well as online video.
Ashu is an early investor in one decacorn (Databricks) and six unicorns (Cohesity, Eightfold, Amperity, Turing, Anyscale, and Alation) … so far. He serves on the boards of Anvilogic, Arize, Coefficient, Cohesity, Conviva, Eightfold, Fortanix, Ikigai Labs, Levo, OpsMx, Stacklet, Skyflow, and Turing. In addition, Ashu was responsible for Foundation Capital’s investments in Aggregate Knowledge (acquired by Neustar), Custora (acquired by Amperity), FreeWheel (acquired by Comcast), TubeMogul (acquired by Adobe), and Tubi.tv (acquired by Fox).
Ashu is passionate about helping technical founders find product-market fit, and scale as CEOs. His podcast B2B a CEO has featured Eric Yuan, Ali Ghodsi, Jennifer Tejada, Aaron Levie, and Frank Slootman.
Before joining Foundation Capital in 2008, Ashu was the general manager for Microsoft’s online-advertising business and led field marketing for the software businesses. Previously, Ashu worked at McKinsey & Company, helping technology companies scale their go-to-market efforts. Earlier in his career, Ashu founded TringTring.com, one of the first search engines in Asia, set up Unilever’s Nepal operations, and led the marketing and pre-sales teams at Cadence Design Systems.
Ashu has a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore, where he received the President’s Gold Medal.
Ashu has lived in India, Nigeria, and the Sudan, and today makes his home in California with his wife, Pooja (an entrepreneur), and their two sons.
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