Joe Edelman founded the hedge fund Perceptive Advisors, LLC in 1999, to further the progress of promising companies within the life sciences industry. Under Joe’s leadership, Perceptive is now one of the largest and most successful life sciences funds with more than $2 billion of assets by applying thorough due diligence and insights in assessing technologies for investment.
Perceptive oversees a portfolio of investments in various therapeutic areas across all stages of development and commercialization. The firm has increasingly led seed and early financing rounds in private life sciences companies from company formation through the development life cycle.
Previously, Joe held Senior Analyst positions at Aries Fund, a Paramount Capital Asset Management biotechnology hedge fund and at Prudential Securities for four years. Joe began his career in the healthcare sector of the securities industry as Biotechnology Analyst at Labe, Simpson. Joe earned an MBA from New York University and a BA, magna cum laude, in psychology from the University of California, San Diego.