Michael Deem

venture capitalist and CEO in Houston, Texas, USA

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Michael W. Deem is an experienced senior professional who has operated in senior management, Board, and advisor capacities with companies ranging from start-up, to rapid growth, to large multi-national companies. Michael Deem is currently General Partner at SmartHealth Catalyzer and CEO of a startup. Deem was formerly an Entrepreneur in Residence at Khosla Ventures.

His intellectual bandwidth has benefited companies from a wide cross section of industries that include Life Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Genomics, Data Science, Biotechnology, Energy, and Cancer Research.

Previously Michael Deem was Chair of Bioengineering at Rice University. In this capacity, he oversaw a department with 20 tenure track faculty, 5 non-tenure track faculty and instructors, 20 support and research staff, 200 undergraduate and 125 graduate students, and an annual research and operating budget of approximately $27 million. Michael started his academic career as an Assistant and Associate Professor at UCLA.