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James So


James is an investor/mentor with HealthTech Capital and Civilization Ventures focusing on cutting-edge innovations in health and biology.  As an investor, James has backed category-defining companies such as Hum Nutrition, StanPlus and Singular Bio (acquired by Invitae).  Prior to venture capital, James was a partner with PwC/PRTM Management Consultants where he helped many of the world’s leading high tech, pharmaceutical and consumer companies to create new markets, transform operations, and improve their global capabilities. He has worked extensively in U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Singapore in the areas of innovation, post-merger integration and business model transformation. Outside of work, James is passionate about education, mentoring and travel.

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Illogical Truths: The Paradoxes of Silicon Valley

Gopi Rangan & James So

The Valley’s most valuable product is the contrarian thinking that fuels its innovation culture.