Vijay Barathan
Optum Ventures
Healthcare VC

Vijay is a medical doctor turned healthcare investment banker and healthcare venture capitalist.
Before Optum Ventures, Vijay was a life science partner with Catapult’s GM&C Life Sciences Fund leading and managing investments across life sciences with a specialist focus on digital health. Vijay has invested in data driven companies targeting neurology, respiratory health, complications of diabetes, patient safety, consent and education.
Prior to this, he was chief investment officer at a health care IP commercialisation company focused on digital health, diagnostics and therapeutics investments. He was previously a health care investment banker at Peel Hunt and Piper Jaffray, looking after listed health care clients as well as undertaking IPO, M&A, private placement and secondary fundraising transactions.
Vijay began his career in medicine and worked as a doctor for the NHS. He qualified from Guy’s Kings and St. Thomas Medical School in London and holds a MBBS in Medicine and a B.S. in Development Neurobiology.