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Alisa Mall Named As Managing Director at Foresite Capital

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Former managing director of investments at Carnegie Corporation joins premier life sciences venture firm to drive corporate strategy

Foresite Capital, a life sciences investment firm that funds visionary healthcare entrepreneurs, today announced the hiring of Alisa Mall as managing director, corporate strategy.

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Alisa joins from Carnegie Corporation of New York, where she was a managing director for more than 11 years, focused on the management of the firm’s real estate and natural resources portfolios, as well as inflation-linked strategies and absolute return strategies. At Foresite Capital, her responsibilities include corporate development, long-term capital strategy, investor relations, and ESG engagement. Earlier in her career, she was a practicing attorney in California with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

"Alisa is a star in the endowment & foundation community," said Jim Tananbaum, CEO and managing director of Foresite Capital. "She brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to our team. We feel honored that she has chosen to join us and look forward to working together to fund the entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare."

At Carnegie, Alisa oversaw the foundation’s diversity and inclusion efforts to advance diverse investment teams and firms. Her accomplishments in this area include developing and implementing a process for evaluating investment managers on their internal diversity and inclusion efforts and supporting emerging managers in their efforts to integrate ESG best practices into their firms. She will continue similar efforts at Foresite Capital as it relates to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in life sciences and healthcare.

"Foresite Capital’s portfolio comprises the next generation of companies that are reshaping healthcare, using the tools of data science to do so," said Alisa Mall. "The opportunity to join this amazing team and help further their mission to advance measurable positive outcomes and quality of life was one I couldn't resist."

About Foresite Capital

Foresite Capital funds visionary healthcare entrepreneurs. With approximately $3 billion in assets under management, Foresite Capital has a team of clinical scientists, engineers, analysts and partners who support and guide companies at all stages of their life cycles. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information visit

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Cindy Mesaros
Foresite Capital