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


Investing and Deal Making in Health Care

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