Rafael Sarim Özdemir, oezpa partner, is a Manager , Entreprenuer and investor with 10+ years of experience. He built 7 start-ups as Principal at Roivant Health and as Co-Founder at Eatearnity HLTH GmbH and Maison Baum.
At Roivant, Rafael was an early employee, investing in and operating health-tech and biopharma start-ups. Roivant is a unicorn that raised $3B+ from leading investors like Softbank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, and Peter Thiel’s Palantir. In 2021, Roivant went public on the NASDAQ.
At Eatearnity, Rafael incubated and scaled a digital health start-up. He built the business plan, hired the team, designed the mobile app, acquired 10,000+ users, sold to customers, and raised money.
In his past life, Rafael worked in consulting and banking. He also led up to 40 PzGren as Deputy Platoon Leader in the Swiss Army. PzGren are the special forces of the armored infantry in Switzerland.
Rafael holds degrees from the LSE, Duke, St. Gallen, and Boğaziçi.
Rafael is passionate about Zendog Labs because he knows that growth makes or breaks start-ups.