5AM Ventures is an odd name for a company, but as marketing bobs-and-weaves with advertising, it is as unforgettable as its biochemist managing partner, Dr. Scott Rocklage.
The name of the firm is based on the fact that they are an early-stage incubator involved in the business of company formation. They help businesses get the funding they need and give them their initial push.
Dr. Rocklage has over 30 years in the healthcare industry, an education from the venerated Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has received numerous professional accolades.
5AM, under his guidance, is actively finding and funding companies, in the healthcare space, that are focused on life sciences. In fact, Dr. Rocklage made it his point to establish a reputation for 5AM so that companies in this space, who need seed money, know exactly where to go.
5AM is involved with companies that are using technology to solve healthcare needs by fully leveraging advancements in science and medicine. Dr. Rocklage has embraced the use of modern techniques to diagnose, treat and to develop a better understanding of a wide range of medical problems. Making sure that life science companies are being actively cultivated and built makes perfect sense for this entrepreneurial scientist. Learn more about Scott Rocklage: http://www.rennovia.com/team/scott-m-rocklage/ and http://www.thestylemaponline.com/the-amazing-career-of-scott-rocklage-of-5am-ventures/
This doctor, who went to the University of California for his undergraduate degree, spent a lot of time sourcing and cultivating top-talent to build a world-class team at 5AM. A solid team allows him to pour more of his own time and creativity into science-based pursuits, making life sciences overall a stronger division of healthcare.
Life sciences deals almost disproportionately in the treatment of cancer where scientists work at targeting specific cells and mutations. They have learned to target specific mutations, or genotypes, and now cancer can be treated in more than one way. Read more: Scott Rocklage | Ideamesch and Scott Rocklage | Crunchbase
This is the likely the backbone of the branch of science that will slowly guide cancer from lethal, to treatable and eventually to somewhat cured.
Dr. Scott Rocklage, with over 30 years of experience in the field of biochemistry, will likely, in some way, help a company to see fruition through the work he does at 5AM, and when major strides are made in figuring out cancer, he will likely be, at least in part, someone that we should thank.
For each company 5AM gives a start, a new member of the fabric that will demystify cancer gets another member.