Heath Lukatch, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Dr. Lukatch co-founded Red Tree Venture Capital and serves as the firm’s managing partner. A highly regarded and accomplished life science industry investor, his 37 career investments have resulted in 23 value-creating liquidity events including 12 companies entering the public market and 11 being acquired. From 2015-2020, Dr. Lukatch worked at TPG where he was … Read more

Jennifer Cochran, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor

Dr. Cochran co-founded Red Tree Venture Capital and serves as the firm’s chief scientific advisor. Dr. Cochran was recruited to Stanford University in 2005 as one of the founding faculty members in the new Bioengineering department. She is currently the Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research at Stanford, and prior to this role served as … Read more

Matthew Potter

Chief Financial Officer

An experienced financial executive, Matt offers Red Tree expertise across a range of key functions including investment reporting, legal, compliance and administration. He is managing member of venture CFO consulting firm Lomond Hill, LLC, has served as CFO & partner of Delphi Ventures and was controller of a venture-backed software startup. Matt holds a B.S. … Read more

Jeremy Caldwell, Ph.D.


Dr. Caldwell is a partner at Red Tree Venture Capital. A widely respected executive and scientist with deep industry expertise built through a decorated career of industry and venture activities, Dr. Caldwell’s accomplishments span from creating innovative drug development companies to driving discovery, development and translation of novel therapies. He has forged deep ties to … Read more

Jodi Yang

Head of Capital Formation

Jodi served as a partner for B Capital, Balderton, and March. Prior to that, she founded a hedge fund and was an e-commerce entrepreneur in China. Jodi started her career in banking at Citi and HSBC. She holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Jodi is … Read more

Samad Wahid, M.D.

Senior Associate

Dr. Wahid has broad life science industry experience, both as an investor and a team member at innovative drug development companies. He most recently worked at SR One Capital Management, where he focused on early-stage biopharma investment opportunities, as well as new company creation. Prior to SR One, he served as a member of the … Read more

Yoko Sugimoto

Executive Assistant

Yoko Sugimoto is the Executive Assistant to the Red Tree team. She brings 25 years of administrative experience to the team. Before joining Red Tree in 2022, Yoko worked as an Executive Assistant at Homestead Capital USA. Previously, she served as Executive Assistant to the President & CEO of Takeda Ventures, Inc. Originally from Japan, … Read more