A New York VC Spotlight: Mark Leschly



Mark Leschly has over 20 years experience as a venture capitalist investing in the healthcare, media and information technology sectors.

Leschly is presently a managing partner with Rho Capital Partners, an investment and venture capital management company that focuses on energy technology, new media, healthcare, information technology and communications. He is also a member of Rho Ventures and the Investment Committee of Rho Fund Investors. Leschly has founded and financed a number of emerging private companies while establishing and managing Rho’s West Coast Investment Office.

Prior to joining Rho in 1999, Leschly spent five years as a general partner with HealthCare Ventures, another venture capital management company, and spent several years in management consulting with McKinsey & Company.

To list just another one of his many, astounding accomplishments, Leschly was also a touring professional tennis player, previously selected to the Danish Davis Cup team.

He received his B.A. from Harvard University, and his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

VC Firm:

Rho Capital Partners, Inc. – Managing Partner
HealthCare Ventures, L.P. – General Partner
McKinsey & Company – Management Consulting

Sector Focus:

Healthcare, new media, digital media, Internet, mobile, information technology.

Selected Investments:

Active Power
Capstone Turbine
Compaq Computer
Gloucester Pharmaceuticals
Human Genome Sciences
Shire Pharmaceuticals


Anacor Pharmaceutical
BroadLogic Network Technologies
Gloucester Pharmaceuticals
Inotek Pharmaceuticals
Memory Pharmaceuticals
Orqis Medical
Ripe Digital Media
Vanda Pharmaceuticals
Vicuron Pharmaceuticals

Expertise Areas: 

Healthcare, life sciences, medical devices, information technology, energy, digital media, Internet, investing, private equity, venture capital, mobile, management.

Website & Social Media:

Company website

Memorable Quotes:

On Coulomb Technologies, Inc. installing electric car charging stations in multiple cities: “Coulomb continues to make great strides as an emerging leader in the EV infrastructure space. They are quickly expanding their footprint and building a compelling, sustainable business.”

On NetShelter Technology Media:NetShelter is a leader in technology media by helping the industry’s most recognized brands harness the power of a highly influential network of tech publishers and audiences.”

About the author: Dan Kauffman

Dan Kauffman recently graduated from Rutgers University in NJ with a BA in Journalism and Media Studies. Dan is now pursuing a career in the journalism field.

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