Founding Partner, Virtus Inspire Ventures
Dr. Tianhong Xu is the Founding Partner of Virtus Inspire Ventures. Dr. Xu’s life science experience spanned over 15 years as a venture capitalist, UN officer, entrepreneur, research and clinical doctor. He focuses on investments in the medical device, biotech, and healthcare service space. He was a Partner at WI Group and Vangoo Capital, responsible for MedTech investment. Previously, he was a Medical Industry Expert for the United Nations-Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), where he directed the upgrade of medical-industrial clusters in China through investment promotion, technology transfer, and management consulting. He was co-founders of two gene diagnosis and personalized medicine companies. Prior to that, he was a clinical doctor at Renji Hospital in China. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Human Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and MD from Fudan University, Shanghai, China.