Chart Westcott

Co-Founder and COO

  Dallas, TX, USA

Chart Westcott is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Ikarian Capital, LLC, a long/short equity biotech focused investment adviser.

In 2007, Chart Westcott graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in history. Upon graduating, Chart worked as an analyst at his family office while attending Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During his time at SMU, Chart concentrated on corporate transactions and tax law, until graduating in 2011. After passing the Texas Bar, Westcott continued to work at Westcott LLC, as general counsel and managing partner. Today, Chart works full time at Ikarian Capital, LLC as COO and is no longer involved in the day to day operations of Westcott LLC.

Work Experience

April 2015 - Present

Co-Founder and COO  Ikarian Capital LLC

Chart Westcott is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Ikarian Capital, LLC, a biotech focused hedge fund that launched in January 2016. At Ikarian he is responsible for all operational, compliance, and marketing functions.

March 2009 - Present

Chairman  Westcott Foundation

As Chairman of Westcott Foundation, Chart Westcott is responsible for all grant making decisions and operations of the Foundation.

May 2007 - April 2015

Managing Partner  Westcott LLC

As managing partner, Chart Westcott focused on investments in real estate, tech venture capital, private deals, and public equities. Mr. Westcott participated in hundreds of deals across all asset classes, often acting as lead legal counsel on transactions.


2007 - 2011

Southern Methodist University


2003 - 2007

Vanderbilt University



  • Due Diligence
  • Private Equity
  • Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Planning
  • Litigation
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Politics


  • English — Native or Bilingual
  • Spanish — Professional
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