16 Jan 2020

New Year, New Partner: Recognising Irina Haivas

At Atomico, we believe that our most important investment as a firm is in our team. It is our team that is building a leading European investment platform for generations to support the region’s most ambitious entrepreneurs. We are therefore happy to announce the promotion of Irina Haivas to Partner.

Since joining Atomico in 2018, Irina has led Atomico’s partnerships with three gamechanging teams transforming health with technology: Healx, AccuRx and Kheiron Medical. Her promotion recognises the impact she has had in identifying and partnering with founders tackling some of our greatest challenges — from accelerating treatment discovery for rare diseases and enabling better diagnostics with AI, to improving the quality of lives of doctors and patients with better communication.

Irina’s career has crossed industry lines and geographies, as she has pursued her passion for science and health through investing, consulting and, originally, as a practicing surgeon. She joined Atomico after working at specialist healthcare-focused growth investor GHO Capital Partners, and before that, at Bain & Co in Europe and US, with a stint in an operational role at Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical engineering companies. She is a trained doctor and was a surgical fellow at Harvard Medical School before completing a Master’s in International Health Policy at London School of Economics.

This experience makes Irina uniquely positioned in European venture to understand and support founders working at the intersection of disciplines in science and technology. As well as investing in frontier technologies and deep tech-driven enterprise more broadly, Irina will also lead Atomico’s investments in the area of healthcare and Biology 2.0, the term we use to describe companies applying engineering and computer science principles and tools to biological problems. Her thoughts about the Biology 2.0 space are here.

We’re proud of the breadth of talent, experience and skill sets we have at Atomico and delighted to acknowledge Irina’s contributions with this promotion.

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