Julia is a seasoned executive with both investing and operational experience in start-up and global healthcare companies. Previously, she served as VP of corporate development at CardioDx where she led business development and key strategic initiatives. At Carl Zeiss Meditec, she led strategy, development and launch of ophthalmic products. At Abbott Vascular, she worked in multiple roles launching five products in the United States, and globally. Earlier in her career, she worked at Agência de Inovação, in Portugal, where she launched its first seed fund targeted at innovative start-ups. Julia holds a M.B.A. from INSEAD and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Porto, Portugal.