Gurdane is a co-founder of healthcare and life-science venture capital firm FundRx, and serves as the firm's managing partner. Notably, he has championed the firm's build-out of its community-driven investment infrastructure, which is modeled on the scientific peer-review process. Since the firm’s launch in 2015, he has co-led 25+ investments across the biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare IT/services sectors.
Previously, Gurdane worked at Bain & Company in New York, focusing on clients across the private equity and technology industries. Prior to Bain, he worked in the public finance group at Morgan Stanley and was on the team that launched StartUp Health, a leading accelerator and fund for digital health startups. Through a partnership between FundRx and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, he also instructs a course on healthcare venture finance at the university.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Gurdane holds degrees in computer science (BA), public policy (BA), and economics (minor) from Duke University, where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar. He also attended the University of Oxford as a Lord Rothermere Scholar.
Gurdane is actively involved in Effective Altruism initiatives and is a signatory to both the Giving What We Can and Founders’ Pledges, in addition to working as a mentor with Endeavor Global and America Needs You. He is an amateur triathlete and earlier in his career worked briefly as a professional musician and record label manager.
Gurdane is a member of Class 23, serving his fellowship under mentors Mark Jelley (OrbiMed) and Andrew ElBardissi (Deerfield Management). He is based in New York City.