Faculty Directory

Michael Carusi T’93







MBA, Tuck School of Business, 1993; BS, Lehigh University, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Investments, venture capital, health care, medical devices, biotechnology

Current Research Topics

Investments in the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Lecturer, Tuck School of Business, 2013–present
  • Sponsor Stanford Biodesign, Stanford University, 2004–present
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Stanford Biodesign Emerging Entrepreneurs Forum, Stanford University, 2007

Nonacademic positions

  • General partner and team leader, Lightstone Ventures, 2012–present
  • General partner and health care team leader, Advanced Technology Ventures, 1998–present
  • Director of Business Development, Inhale Therapeutic Systems, 1997–1998
  • Principal, The Wilkerson Group, 1993–97

Board memberships

  • Holaira, 2012–present
  • Gynesonics, 2012–present
  • Capital Campaign Leadership Team (Co-Chair), Woodside Priory School, 2012–present
  • MBA Advisory Board, Tuck School of Business, 2011–present
  • American Heart Association Research Roundtable, 2011–present
  • Second Genome, 2011–present
  • Altura Medical, 2010–present
  • PowerVision, 2007–present
  • GluMetrics, 2006–present
  • EndoGastric, 2003–present
  • GI Dynamics, 2003–present
  • Ardian, 2005–11
  • Baxano Surgical, 2003–13
  • XTENT, 2003–09
  • Plexxikon, 2001–11
  • Circe Biomedical, 1999–2002
  • MicroVention, 1998–2006


  • Forbes Top Life Sciences Investors 2013
  • Forbes Midas List 2011

Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, The Ways of the VC (Inside the Minds), Aspatore Books, 2003