“Early stage investing in biotechnology not for the weak of heart; nevertheless, it is a truly rewarding experience to work with scientific entrepreneurs and management to develop therapies that would make meaningful contributions to patients’ lives.”

Sundar Kodiyalam


Sundar Kodiyalam, currently a biotech industry consultant, previously co-founded Vatera Healthcare Partners, a family office based venture capital firm and was its Managing Director for over 10 years.  Sundar has nearly 20 years of operating experience in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical sectors and over 10 years of healthcare investing experience.  Previously, Sundar was Senior Vice President of Commercial Development & New Business Ventures at Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Prior to Kos Pharmaceuticals, Sundar was Vice President of Commercial Development at Ortec International. Sundar’s experience at large pharmaceutical companies includes 3 years at Schering-Plough Corporation as Director of Business Development & Licensing and 10 years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in domestic and international marketing roles. Sundar holds a B Pharm in Pharmacy from Madras University in India and an MS in Pharmaceutical Administration from Ohio State University.  Sundar currently serves or has previously served on the Boards of several startup and early stage biotech companies.