ur investment professionals have complementary
skills and backgrounds. All have M.D. or Ph.D. degrees, several have business
degrees, and all have senior operating experience in successful venture-backed
startups in the sectors that Skyline covers. We use our expertise to help
evaluate technologies and drugs directly, and also to filter and synthesize
reports that outside consultants, diligence sources or expert Limited
Partners perform for us.
Skyline's culture emphasizes working together as a team to an unusual
degree, whether in evaluating investments before we make them or in working
with our companies after we become involved. A member of our team always
joins the board of a portfolio company. However, we de-emphasize whose
"deal" a particular company represents. When we invest, you
don't get one of our partners as your board member-you get our whole firm,
and any resource we can access that may help you.