Speaker

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Charles Tate (Moderator)

CPRIT Oversight Committee Member

Mr. Tate was appointed to the Oversight Committee by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst on June 20, 2008.  He serves on the executive committee of the CPRIT Oversight Committee and serves as chair of the Economic Development and Commercialization subcommittee.  His lifelong venture capital experience informs much of the work that he does with CPRIT to establish and promote commercialization initiatives.  Mr. Tate is the chairman and founder of Capital Royalty, LP., a private equity firm targeting investments in the healthcare industry.  Capital Royalty, headquartered in Houston, provides capital to the healthcare industry by acquiring royalty and net revenue interests in ethical pharmaceuticals or medical devices from royalty holders or biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies needing either liquidity or capital for developmental purposes.