Experience and Resources
Since founding TriStar in 2009, the partners have invested in and helped create 23 companies in the healthcare sector. Prior to establishing TriStar, the team has been founding and investing in healthcare innovation for the last several decades. More recently, the TriStar principals helped create and invest in 27 companies based on Vanderbilt University intellectual property.
The financial returns from these investments were significant, having exceeded the average venture returns over that period by a sizable margin. The experience of creating companies, negotiating licensing and operating agreements within the university environment uniquely and ideally suits the TriStar team to execute its strategy going forward.
Additionally, Dr. Jacobson has been a successful entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded over 10 different companies, including Contact Software, Renal Care Group, Ambulatory Services of America and CeloNova Biosciences.