Fight Aging with a Durable Business
Jim O'Neill, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Mithril Capital Management
Jim O’Neill is partner and chief operating officer at Mithril, a growth fund for transformative and durable technology companies in fields such as cybersecurity; next generation finance; medical robotics; rail integration; enterprise cloud services; 3D seismic technology; and data integration, visualization, and analysis. Mithril invests with conviction and helps teams successfully navigate high-growth periods.
Before helping to launch Mithril, Jim was a managing director of Clarium, a global macro investment fund. He also ran the Thiel Foundation and co-founded the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship and Breakout Labs.
Previously, as the principal associate deputy secretary of health and human services, Jim helped manage an agency whose 67,000 employees regulate more than 25% of the U.S. economy. His main areas of policy and program responsibility included the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, security, intelligence, preparedness, and health diplomacy. He also made investments in drug, vaccine, and diagnostic research on the steering committee of the $200 million Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.