Investment Partner

Takeda Ventures

Boston, MA, USA

Full time



Sep 4

About the role:

  • This position is responsible for identifying, executing, and managing strategic investments for Takeda Digital Ventures. He/she will build and maintain relationships that result in high-quality financial and strategic digital health investments for Takeda.
  • Manage the activities of Investment Managers and Interns so that the goals of TDV are achieved and those being managed to maximize their development potential
  • Travel Requirements – 20%

How you will contribute:


  • Provide leadership in securing a steady flow of high-quality financial and strategic investment opportunities across the US
  • Provide leadership in conducting formal due diligence involving external and internal service providers including legal counsel prior to contract negotiations leading to investment
  • Represent Takeda on the Board of portfolio companies, serving the interests of the company as a shareholder Director / Observer
  • Partnering with and influencing internal stakeholders to develop through diligence results and maximize the opportunities for commercial partnership with portfolio companies
  • Assist, and in his/her absence deputize for, the Senior Partner in all matters concerning external venture activities
  • Develop and maintain deep interactions with US digital health communities, ensuring a high level of visibility for Takeda venture initiatives within the venture investment community, potential investee companies, and other corporate institutions


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Demonstrated ability to source, diligence, execute and managed venture stage companies
  • Proven ability to represent investors at Board level
  • Success in building investment syndicates with multiple likeminded investors
  • Broad network of senior leaders in the digital health and venture community
  • Well-developed communication skills, able to present to Senior stakeholders
  • Strong ability to present information in an objective and logical manner for effective decision making as well as strong negotiation and influencing ability
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Roll-up sleeves mentality and entrepreneurial thinker
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Another language is a plus


  • Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions, and cultures
  • Enterprise level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results
  • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
  • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company, demonstrating humility and resiliency
  • Ability to distil complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms
  • Executive leadership presence and confidence
  • Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and role models these behaviors for the organization

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Broad decision-making responsibilities:
  • Ability to make highly complex decisions that impact the enterprise
  • Ability to seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions
  • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are made swiftly to yield flawless execution


  • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace
  • Ability to effectively implement TDV’s investment and partnership strategy
  • Effectively represent Takeda in High-level negotiations with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and drive role clarity with other interfacing Takeda functions


  • Visionary and forward thinking with the ability to influence and effectively drive organizational change and continuous innovation
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions
  • Ability to take risks implementing innovative solutions, accelerating time to market


  • Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Masters or PhD in a relevant field (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science).
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the Digital Health industry, with a proven track record in Product Design, Engineering or Business Development experience including deep technical know-how and have demonstrated successful development and global launch of either smart medical devices, digital health products, and/or Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) (and/or)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ healthcare venture investment experience with a proven track record of successful relevant investments
  • Ambition, an entrepreneurial mind and an ability to analyze business plans, research data, financial figures and market data to make sound business decisions and recommendations
  • Experience in negotiating and managing third party collaboration, licensing and development contracts. Understanding the laws and regulations affecting venture investments at the state, federal and international level.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and creativity to deal with complex issues and decisions. Ability to explore positions and alternatives to reach beneficial outcomes for all parties involved
  • Understands the competitive landscape in private and public digital health industries, and is knowledgeable enough to anticipate new trends, opportunities, and threats in healthcare innovation


  • Significant experience in technology entrepreneurship and leadership, ideally the candidate has developed their skills within a health-tech startup and been involved in the sale of the company
  • M.B.A. and or M.D.
  • Self-starter - independent, yet a strong team player
  • Business acumen- has a thorough understanding of, and can champion, the highest standards of good business practice.
  • Communication – ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and in writing in a persuasive and appropriate manner, with deference to cross-cultural communications.
  • Interpersonal – ability to work effectively and get along with others with diverse backgrounds.
  • Team building- ability to work collaboratively in a team and encourage teamwork.
  • Relationship Building Skills – ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders and build trust with others to increase Takeda’s competitive advantage.

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Work Paths
  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "Remote" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.

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