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Dr. Balaji Jothishankar Joins Gore Range Capital as Entrepreneur in Residence

Dr. Balaji Jothishankar MD, MBA, has joined Gore Range Capital as Entrepreneur in Residence.

Dr. Jothishankar brings a wealth of expertise at the intersection of medicine and business, particularly in the fields of dermatology, medical aesthetics, healthcare services and biomedical devices. His multi-faceted skill set includes early-stage venture formation, growth strategy, operations, cost reduction and project management.


Dr. Jothishankar’s deep interest in the field of hair and alopecia sets him apart as a forward-thinking medical professional. His commitment to advancing solutions in this space aligns seamlessly with Gore Range Capital's focus on transformative innovations. During his time with Gore, he will research his strong interest in hair loss and alopecia, work with the founding teams of portfolio companies and further his experiences in the health equity space.


“I’m excited to join Gore because of its reputation for fostering innovation and supporting entrepreneurs in bringing groundbreaking ideas to market," said Dr. Jothishankar. "The collaborative and dynamic environment at Gore aligns perfectly with my vision to drive meaningful advancements in healthcare."


Jothishankar has completed his first two years of residency at the Harvard Combined Dermatology Program, where he takes care of patients, works with startups and is involved in equity efforts. He provides insight into the feasibility of medical ideas and acts as an intermediary between businesses and providers. His experience navigating the complexities of early-stage ventures positions him as a valuable asset in identifying and nurturing promising opportunities in the dermatology and medical aesthetics space. 

Outside of the innovation space, he is founder and CEO of the non-profit organization, Populi Foundation, and is a champion for educational advancement for the underserved.


"Balaji's background in the clinical and business aspects of early-stage entities is an exciting mix," said Ethan Rigel, Gore's Managing Partner. "The opportunities for Balaji and Gore are plentiful and mutually beneficial."

About Gore Range Capital

Gore Range Capital is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage healthcare businesses with a focus on skin health. The firm blends the hands-on approach of operationally focused private equity with the early-stage guidance needed in venture capital. Gore Range offers not just capital, but operational, clinical, and scientific expertise that leverages the team’s deep industry relationships and its renowned advisory board. For more information, visit:


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