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Takeda Ventures, Inc.

Jayson Punwani

Senior Partner, Takeda Ventures, Inc.


Jayson Punwani, PhD, MBA, is a Senior Partner at Takeda Ventures, Inc. (TVI) and is based in San Diego, California. He has a long track record of working successfully with entrepreneurs to advance novel therapies through development and onto the market. Jayson was previously a Senior Principal at Pappas Ventures and prior to that, he was co-manager for the Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund. He started his career as a research scientist in the cardiovascular drug discovery group at Bristol-Myers Squibb. He holds a BS in Biology from the College of New Jersey, a PhD in Biology from the University of Utah, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.