In 2003, Scott Rocklage left a 30-year career in the healthcare industry to join 5AM Ventures as a Venture Partner. Having a Ph.D. backing his name helped him get his foot in the door, but it was his unique style and a talent for business that helped Scott Rocklage turn the opportunity into a lucrative career that led him on the fast track to success.
With a year, Scott had impressed the 5AM Ventures management team enough that he had been named a managing partner in the firm. The promotion made sense for the firm, because the combination of education and healthcare experience Scott brought with him was invaluable for the type of investments upon which 5AM Ventures focuses.
Rocklage attended the University of California, earning a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, before earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and learn more about Scott.
Promoting Scott was a move that benefited 5AM Ventures almost immediately. Under Rocklage’s leadership, the company secured F.D.A. approval for three new drugs: Cubicin, Teslascan and Omniscan and more information click here.
Overall, Scott has helped 5AM Ventures to rise to the top of venture capital companies with a focus on life sciences. Rocklage’s education and healthcare background gives him an edge in ensuring 5AM Ventures maintains a cutting edge in bringing medical and technological breakthroughs to the healthcare field. As the firm’s name suggests, companies supported by 5am Ventures has access to new and untraditional treatments for a variety of illnesses and injuries and Scott’s lacrosse camp.
While 5AM Ventures maintains offices on the east and west coast, Rocklage is located at the Waltham, Massachusetts campus, where he takes a hands-on approach. In addition to simply providing investment capital, Scott lends a helping hand in guiding his clients’ companies on a road to success. Building companies from the ground up helps Mr. Rocklage keep an ear to the ground in the scientific and medical fields, while his position with 5AM Ventures gives him the power needed to back promising yet risky new business ventures.
Proving he’s never one to stand idle, Mr. Rocklage is listed as an inventor or a co-inventor on more than 30 U.S. patents. Scott Rocklage’s philosophy for success can be found in the 100 or more publications he has authored, which are all available for peer review and his resume.