Richard

Lau, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 10 years of experience in healthcare research and investing across multiple subsectors including biotechnology, specialty pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and medical devices.
  • CFA Charterholder and a member of both the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Francisco.
  • Earned B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology with a concentration in biochemistry from UC Berkeley.

Richard joined Foresite Capital in 2014 and is a member of the investment team focusing on due diligence and financial modeling of investment opportunities. 

Previously, Richard was an equity research analyst covering the specialty pharmaceutical sector at Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences, a sell-side research firm. In this role, he worked closely with companies seeking capital to fund their next stage of growth. He began his career at Pacific Growth Equities and assumed roles of increasing responsibility, starting as an equity research associate and ending as a senior analyst covering the biotechnology sector. 

Richard received a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology with a concentration in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of both the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Francisco. With a background in both the sciences and finance, Richard brings a balanced view to investing.