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Nishant Rastogi

Vice President, Head of Transactions

Nishant joined New Rhein in 2018 and leads the Fund’s Transactions team. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia office and helped launch the firm’s funds in 2018 and 2021. He is responsible for search and evaluation of new opportunities, due diligence, negotiation and execution of investments, and portfolio management. Prior to New Rhein, Nishant was an investor at Broadview Ventures, and an analyst at Fidelity Investments.


Nishant has screened thousands of private biotech, pharma, and medical device companies - ranging from early-stage academic start-ups to late-clinical stage and commercial technologies. He has experience leading assessments across geographies, stages of development, and functional areas - including scientific, clinical, regulatory, commercial, CMC, IP, corporate, and financial due diligence, with expert support.

At New Rhein, he has been involved in the investment of Fund '18 and Fund '21 into 8 portfolio companies. Post-investment, his experience includes board involvement, company creation, executive recruitment, capital raising / business development, and supporting the achievement of regulatory and commercial milestones. He is involved in New Rhein’s investments in Softhale, Neuraptive, American Injectables, Butterfly Medical, Saayva, Theranica, Corsair, and Alveus.

At Broadview, Nishant was involved in investments in FineHeart, InfoBionic, Apama Medical, Gila Therapeutics, and others. He contributed to a publication in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2016 on the importance of impact investing in life sciences. Currently, he serves as an advisor to the Beyond Celiac Foundation and The Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Foundation on venture philanthropy and fund formation. 

Nishant received his MBA from Northwestern University and his BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. He also completed post-graduate coursework in medical science from Harvard. He currently resides in Princeton, NJ, with his wife and son, and in his spare time enjoys tennis, basketball, wine, and gardening.

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