dr. Amandeep Hansra, Sydney physician, founder and angel investor, has joined the CSIRO’s deep tech investment fund Main Sequence as a principal.
dr. Hansra, a Bondi GP, has been in GP practice for nearly two decades and co-founded the investment syndicate Australian Medical Angels and founded Creative Careers in Medicine, which provides advisory services to governments, hospitals, startups, corporations and investors.
She was CEO and medical director of Telstra’s telemedicine company ReadyCare; as well as serving as chief medical officer for Telstra Health. She continues to serve as a director on several boards, including: the Australian Medical Association (NSW) and Coviu Global.
Main Sequence general partner Bill Bartee said: dr. Hansra will help bring innovation to life, not just in healthcare, but across all sectors.
“We are so excited to welcome Amandeep to the investment team. Her vast experience makes her the right voice for us,” he said.
“We look forward to seeing her impact on the fund and the community as she applies her clinical background to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems, including nurturing a growing population and unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence. and machine learning.”
dr. Hansra said she wants to better connect her clinical background with creating impact at scale.
“As a physician, you want to ensure better health outcomes, not only for the patient for you, but also for have a greater impact even on a global level through innovation,” she said.
“Australia stands above its weight in research and is responsible for some world-class innovations, but to make them a reality, we need to invest more seriously. I am excited to be part of a team where I can help build an investment pipeline that will enable these innovations to thrive and commercialize in a sustainable way.”
Her appointment as director follows Gabrielle Munzer’s recent promotion to partner at the VC last month
Main Sequence has now invested in 42 companies.