If it looks challenging, it's a "maybe." If it's for a good cause, it's a "probably." If it looks really challenging and it's for a good cause, you can clear Julie Papanek's calendar. Julie biked 4000 miles across the country to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, and has competed in triathlons to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It's no secret that Julie takes the same approach when investing. Better startups just aren't enough... she wants better patient outcomes.
Julie brings operational experience from biotechnology and healthIT and currently sits on the board of Protagonist Therapeutics. Prior to Canaan, Julie worked at Genentech in a variety of positions spanning marketing, development, and business development. This included creating commercial brand plans, forecasting, and recommending modifications to Phase III trials designs for marketed and pipeline oncology products. Recently, she interned at Proteus Digital Health, identifying market opportunities for their digital health platform and generating business development leads. Julie also worked in Bangalore, implementing the pilot electronic medical record system at Narayana Hrudayalaya, one of India's largest multispecialty hospital chains.
Julie holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where she was the teaching assistant for the Biodesign Innovation course and an officer of the Healthcare Club. Previously, she earned an MPhil from Cambridge University in BioScience Enterprise and a B.S. from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.
"From caring comes courage"- Lao Tzu
High adrenaline sports. Observers may yell "yard sale!" when I ski, and I may spend more time under the water than above it when I kiteboard, but I keep coming back for more.