Thomas Verghese is The Rise Fund’s Sector Lead for Healthcare and is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining The Rise Fund, Tom worked at LeapFrog Investments, where he was a leader on the Global Health investment team, sourcing and evaluating opportunities across Africa and Asia. Before LeapFrog, he was at CDC Group Plc, the British Sovereign Wealth Fund, where he analyzed direct investment opportunities in healthcare across South Asia and Africa. Tom has also been based in Kenya at Excelsior Firm, a PE advisory firm working with corporations and investors on investing in ICT and healthcare across Africa. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and a BA in Finance from Georgetown University.