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Victor Stone

Senior Investment Director & Partner, Takeda Ventures, Inc.

Victor-StoneVictor Stone (Yoshihide Ishii) joined Takeda Ventures, Inc. (TVI) in January 2020, as a Partner, and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to his role as an life-science investor, he co-directs a consortium of 25 VC/CVCs seeking to catalyze the Japanese biotech ecosystem. He brings more than 15 years of experience as venture investing and clinical practice. He serves on the investment committee of a fund he launched between Takeda and his former fund, Whiz Partners. His investor roles span fund conceptualization and LP fund raising, and operational roles include company building and corporate turn-arounds. Prior to his transition to business, Victor served in the United States Navy and Marine Corps as a Naval Flight Surgeon, with multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan; humanitarian aid in Bangladesh, and Officer in Charge of all rotary wing medical forces of the Marine Atlantic fleet. Victor holds an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, and MBA from Harvard Business School.