Lori Hu is Managing Director at Vertex Ventures HC. Ms. Hu joined in 2015 to help establish the US office and manages global healthcare investments in biotech, medical devices and digital health. She manages a portfolio of over a dozen companies across two funds. Lori serves on the Board of Directors for Palleon Pharma, Blackthorn Therapeutics, Elevation Oncology and Kona Medical, and is a board observer for Ivantis and Moximed.
Before Vertex, Lori was an Associate Director for Business Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb, identifying and executing licensing and partnership transactions. She has also worked with SR One, the corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline. Previously, she was a strategy consultant at Accenture, advising biopharmaceutical clients on strategic projects across the US and Asia.
Lori graduated with an MBA from The Wharton School, and MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Leonard Lauder Fellow. She also holds a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. She is based in the Bay Area.