Founding Partner, Selvedge Venture TBC
Alasdair Thong is the founder of Selvedge Venture and huge believer in how deep technology can have a fundamental impact across life sciences, biotechnology and healthcare. Concurrently to Selvedge Venture, Alasdair is a Venture Partner at Mubadala Capital Ventures (the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi) and Ada Ventures. Prior to this he was part of the investment teams for 3 global venture capital firms; Index Ventures, Medicxi, Leaps (Bayer AG) and holds advisory roles at a number of start-up companies and venture capital funds. His investment expertise is focussed on the convergence of traditional IT technology and life sciences with a particular focus on how artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques can be applied to solve healthcare and life sciences problems in drug development and healthcare provision. He is also a co-founder of Multiomic Health a UK based computational biology company developing precision medicines for metabolic syndrome conditions.
Alasdair graduated with an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge and holds a dual undergraduate degree in Law and Mandarin Chinese from the SOAS, University of London. He also spent time as a visiting student at Fudan University (Shanghai) and Beijing Normal University studying Mandarin Chinese.