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Catalyzing Innovation - Interview with Jason Scharf

In today’s episode of If Not Now Wen, we’re excited to talk with special guest Jason Scharf. Jason is a bio strategy leader and active early-stage investor in the life science and digital health sectors. He has built and led teams in strategic planning, market intelligence, and innovation at large biopharma, genomics, and medtech companies.

In addition to his roles within the corporate environment, Jason has served as a co-fund manager of the San Diego Angel Conference, an investor with NuFund Venture Group, and a mentor with both the NexCubed Digital Health Accelerator and the Illumina Accelerator. He invests in startups at the intersection of the technology, biology, and the consumerization of health.

Jason is the creator and co-host of the Austin Next Podcast, an exploration of Austin’s transformation into the next great innovation powerhouse, and he serves on the Board of Directors for BioAustinCTX.


In this episode we talk about:

🔹 Having the courage to find what lights you up

🔹 How technology and biology are beginning to fuse and how the consumerization of health is changing the field

🔹 Innovation’s impact on the world

🔹 The unique opportunities that exist in Austin and other Texas cities

🔹 Why the storytelling element is so important to investors


Jason is a visionary and a leader who has become a catalyst for innovation. He is such an inspiration, and he has so much insight to share. I know you're going to love this episode and get so many amazing takeaways. I can't wait to hear what you think!

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