Our all-female leadership team

Our all-female leadership team

has a long-standing, well-established track record in the healthcare industry.

has a long-standing, well-established track record in the healthcare industry.

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Anshal Purohit
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Anshal Purohit, Founder, CEO

Anshal has extensive experience in commercialization and early-stage support, and previous roles in field sales and leadership at Bristol-Myers Squibb as well as managed care marketing at Pfizer. In 2003, she helped found and build Polaris Management Partners, which has since been acquired by Iqvia. She now holds the role of President at Purohit Navigation, the sister company to Purohit Ventures, where for the past 15 years she has partnered with many early-stage startups to drive commercial success.

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Anshal holds an MBA from Columbia University, and her thought leadership on topics such as behavior-based decision making, commercial relevance, and commercialization best practices have been featured in PharmaVoice, MM&M, MedAd News, and PM360.

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Ahnal Purohit, Co‑Founder, General Partner

Ahnal brings a lifetime of unmatched expertise in behavioral science, lending her unique perspective to help establish the vision and direction for Purohit Ventures. With a PhD in psychometrics, experience as a professor of statistics at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, and 35 years as the founder and CEO of Purohit Navigation, her unique approach and unparalleled impact has been recognized throughout the industry.

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She has been named one of PharmaVoice’s 100 most influential people, and in 2019 was also the recipient of the PharmaVoice Red Jacket Award and Trailblazer Vanguard Award. She is also an inductee into the 2020 MM&M Hall of Femme, and has received the Asian Women in Business Entrepreneurial Leadership Award. Her insights have been featured in many prominent publications, including MedAd News, PharmaVoice, MM&M, and PM360.

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Kim Hogen, Partner, Chief Financial Officer

Kim brings almost 30 years of accounting and operational experience to Purohit Ventures, where she manages everything from compliance to financial reporting and controllership. Her expertise is grounded in her role as CFO of Purohit Navigation, where she built the accounting and IT departments.

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She is also responsible for financial management of our portfolio and oversees portfolio contracting. Kim has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

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Jen Clark
Jen Clark

Jennifer Clark, Partner, Chief Portfolio Strategist

As Chief Portfolio Strategist, Jen is responsible for the Purohit Ventures investment thesis and oversees all critical decision making around our portfolio—from assessing potential fit to partnering on go-forward planning for our portfolio companies. Her deep understanding of commercialization success and early-stage support is grounded in 12+ years working in healthcare strategy and communications, including her role as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Purohit Navigation.

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Jen earned a master’s degree in Structural Proteomics at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland and a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Virginia.