Jacob Gottlieb is a graduate at Brown University where he attained his BA in Economics. He also studied medicine from New York University. In 2001, the Association for Management and Research offered Jacob a charter as a financial analyst. Afterward, he received his P.R.M designation from the professional risk Managers` International Association. Since Gottlieb has always had the interest to develop health companies he decided to launch Visium Asset management which had headquarters in New York, San Francisco and London. Visium Asset is a Healthcare –focused hedge fund founded in 2005. In about ten years’ time, Visium Asset had expanded into $8 billion funds, by that time the company had been able to employ over 200 employees.
In June 2018, Jacob Gottlieb launched Altium capital which has invested in various healthcare oriented companies including; Oramed pharmaceutical, Amarin corporation and Oragenics. Altium capital shares office space with Iguana Healthcare Partners and Bay City Capital. Gottlieb had previously worked with Iguana`s founder, Stuart Weisbrod at Merlin Biomed Group, for this reason, there are likely chances of forming a joint venture in future. Also since the three companies have decided to work closely with each other to improve the healthcare industry.
In addition to building Visium, Altium Gottlieb has managed to create some time to give back to the society. He donates funds to charitable organizations which aim at helping the underserved population. Gottlieb is more interested in funding organizations concerned with educational projects, and the creation of job opportunities for the young generation. Some of the organizations which he donated money to include; Robin Hood Foundation, the Windward school, and East Harlem Tutorial program. He participated in the organized fundraising events organized by the non– profit making organizations. This charitable organization specializes in preparing kids on how to choose their career as well as giving them advice regarding various life situations.