Senior Director of Venture Investments Health

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." - J. R. R. Tolkien
Rakhshita Dhar diagramRakhshit Dhar profile image

Science and collaborations

Looking for cutting edge science and forging collaborations that enable development of medicines for patients

Ultimate connector

Kendall square connector. I enjoy connecting the innovators and investors in this vibrant biotech ecosystem

The whole Federer thing

Trying to convince the rest of the world that Roger Federer is not done yet. Honestly, this may be my main skill set

Outdoor adventure

Outdoor adventure – hiking all over the world, usually solo. I am an expert at setting up tents and hanging my food in trees to avoid bears

Rakhshita Dhar is Senior Director of Venture Investments Health at Leaps by Bayer. She joined the team in 2021 and is responsible for search & evaluation and healthcare focused investment for Leaps. She currently sits on the board of Deka Biosciences, Gro Bio, and Edifice Health.

Prior to joining Leaps, Rakhshita was Director of Business Development at Roche Pharmaceuticals where she led collaborations with Dyno Therapeutics and Rheos Biosciences. She also spent a few years at MassBio developing an accelerator program for life-science start-ups.

She got her Undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Mumbai University and her Masters in Molecular Biology from Georgetown University.

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