This week, James is joined by Darius Shahida, Head of Growth & Chief of Staff at the $1.25 billion valued ultrasound company, Butterfly Network. Darius helps lead fundraising, global health, commercial and strategic efforts. In 2018, and while a student at HBS, Darius raised $250 million dollars for Butterfly Network - the largest medical imaging raise in history. Butterfly is fundamentally changing the way ultrasound is undertaken and you can read all about their brand new device in one of James’ latest Forbes articles (link below)
Darius was previously Head of Trading at a Birch Grove Capital, a Global Cross-Asset Hedge Fund which manages over $1BN. In this capacity he was responsible for all trading across Credit, Equities, Convertibles, Bank Debt and Commodities as well as helping the CIO in risk and portfolio management.
Prior to Birch Grove, Darius built the Cross Asset Special Situations Desk at Morgan Stanley, where he was amongst the firm’s youngest hires. In this role, he was responsible for sourcing and structuring over $1BN in banking transactions and acted as the Firm’s specialist on Argentina during the default proceedings.
Darius holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S from Duke University, where he studied Neuroscience and Psychology, and worked for Dan Ariely, one of the world’s foremost Behavioral Economists. He speaks five languages, holds three passports and has lived and worked in New York, London, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.
www.butterflynetwork.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/darius-shahida-aa05a777/ | https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamessomauroo/2019/09/27/butterfly-a-125-billion-heathtech-company-launches-new-ultrasound-technology-in-the-uk
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