Darshana Zaveri

Founder & Managing Partner

Darshana Zaveri is a Founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Health Ventures. Darshana is actively involved in all aspects of Fund Management including Investments and Capital Raising. She led Catalyst’s investments in Augmenix Inc., nVision Medical, Maxwell Health, Lantos Technologies, Aria CV, AtaCor Medical, PanTher Therapeutics and Instylla Inc. She serves on the Boards of Directors of all the currently active CHV portfolio companies listed above and serves as Chair of the Board of Aria CV.

Prior to Catalyst, she was an Investigator at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and an integral part of their drug development programs in oncology, metabolic disease, and immunology. Previously she worked at Genome Therapeutics, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and completed an internship at the United Nations. She has authored several publications and scientific journal articles. She currently serves as a Catalyst of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a Board Director of Tie Boston (The Indus Valley Entrepreneurs) and as a lead advisor to the Portfolia FemTech fund.

Darshana received an M.P.A. from Harvard University, a M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Boston University, and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Bombay University in Bombay, India.