Venture Capital is a risky form of investment, but the 5 AM Ventures have successfully created a fortune from it. 5 AM is a firm that builds companies capable of generating significant returns for their different investors. Their primary focus is the building companies that are involved in creating solutions for the medicine and science sectors. The Companies that they have founded have developed approaches that treat and also prevent different medical conditions.
5 AM ventures use the hands-on approach when investing or starting a new Company. They assume short-term operating functions of the Company until it stabilizes and they continue to guide to the management team.
18 qualified professionals manage the 5 AM Ventures, and Scott Rocklage is one of them.
About Scott Rocklage
Scott Rocklage is a Managing Partner at the 5 AM Ventures. He joined the Company in 2003 as a Venture, and in 2004 he assumed the position of a managing partner.
Scott has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare management. Through his leadership skills, he managed to achieve the FDA approval for three New Drug Applications.
Throughout the years, he has served in different positions in various Companies. He was the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Cubist Pharmaceuticals. At one point in his career, he was serving as the President and also the Chief Executive Officer of the Nycomed Salutar
Scott has served as a member of Board of Directors for different Companies including Relypsa and Novira. He is serving on the Board of Directors for Cidara, Epirus, Kinestral, Pulmatrix, and Rennovia.
Before joining 5 AM, Scott was serving as the Executive Chairman of llypsa which was later acquired by Amgen. He has also served in the same position at the Miikana and Semprus Companies.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He later received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from MIT. During his studies at MIT, Scott conducted research and published more than 100 peer-reviewed reports and articles. He has invented and also co-invented over 30 United States issued patents.