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Rafaèle Tordjman is a medical professional with over 17 years of life sciences venture capital investment experience in Europe and the US and over 20 years of experience in healthcare. In 2001, Rafaèle joined Sofinnova Partners as an analyst and became Managing Partner and Deputy CEO within nine years. She held the positions of Managing Partner and Deputy CEO until February 2017. Rafaèle was instrumental in developing Sofinnova’s investment business, including leading 13 investments which generated 4 M&As and 6 IPOs.
Working with developing healthcare businesses, Rafaèle recognized the inefficiencies of stage-focused funding for therapy development.
In 2017, Rafaèle founded Jeito to implement the continuity funding model and to invest in the next generation of biotech based therapy leaders. Rafaèle is a qualified medical doctor in France who specialized in clinical haematology and internal medicine. At the start of her career, she worked as research scientist at the Institut National de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) in Paris and published in peer-reviews journal.