As an entrepreneur, Dr. Scott Rocklage believes that success comes when one decides to take calculated risks in entrepreneurship and not by working for an established Fortune 500 companies. The milestone he has achieved is indeed an inspiration to many individuals in entrepreneurship and biochemical research industry.
Today, Dr. Rocklage is best known for his role as a managing partner of 5 AM Ventures, one of the most successful ventures capital company in the country. The company has made its name in the healthcare industry. Since Scott Rocklage joined in 2003, he has been such a valuable addition because of this diverse skills and experiences. Read more: Scott Racklage | Crunchbase
Before joining 5 AM ventures, Rocklage served a CEO and the Chairman of Cubist Pharmaceuticals for almost a decade. His role in the company provided him with a perspective of what it takes to run a successful life science company and the things that investors need to understand before getting involved in the healthcare company. Rocklage has also served as the president of Nycomed Salutar.
He has also held several positions as Salutar and Catalytica and has also served as a Chairman of Vovisa and Relapse. He currently serves as a chairman of Achaogen, Semprusn, Relypsa, WaveRx, Pulmatris and as Board of Associates at Whitehead institute.
Scott Rocklage earned his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California and a Ph.D. from MIT. Generally, he has been health care field for more than 30 years.
Using his experience in health management, he enabled the approval of three drugs application by FDA and consideration of many others. Rocklage is also an inventor and a co-inventor of more than 30 patents and more than 100 peer-reviewed scholarly publications.
When asked about on habit that makes him the person he is today, Dr. Rocklage says that he knows how to manage time and to prioritize things. It is not surprising that he has numerous responsibilities in the healthcare industry today and still finds enough time to mentor aspiring entrepreneurs and researchers.
Dr. Rocklage says that since the early age, he has learned that organizational skills are the only way to sustain success in professional life. He also believes that it is important to stay close to one’s strengths, especially during challenging times. It seems Scott Rocklage has made success in his venture through dedication, consistency, hard work, and determination.