Alasdair is the founder of Selvedge Venture and huge believer in how deep technology can have a fundamental impact across life sciences and healthcare. He has been part of the investment teams for 6 venture capital firms; Index Ventures, Medicxi, Leaps (Bayer AG), Mubadala Capital Ventures (the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi), Luminous Ventures and Ada Ventures, and holds advisory roles at a number of startup companies and venture capital funds. His investment expertise is focussed on the convergence of traditional tech and life sciences with a particular focus on how artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques can be applied to solve healthcare and life sciences problems.
Alasdair graduated with an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge and holds a dual undergraduate degree in Law and Mandarin Chinese from the SOAS, University of London. He also spent time as a visiting student at Fudan University (Shanghai) and Beijing Normal University studying Mandarin Chinese.