Axial - Life sciences talent #1
Life sciences talent
For some reason, quite a few talented individuals have been reaching out to me to find interesting companies to join. Beyond capital, building a talented team across software, wetlab, and business development, is the major bottleneck holding back many company’s potential. As a result, matching talent to great businesses is incredibly important to ensure founder-driven life sciences companies succeed. As an experiment, feel free to forward this to anyone or company who this might help. If interested in meeting these individuals, email email@example.com. Thank you.
It’s really important to anonymize individual’s names because some of them are currently at an existing job. If there is a fit, making the connection is straightforward.
S1: San Francisco/Boston - extremely talented individual trained as a mathematician and computer scientist at MIT. Worked on Wall Street for a bit before starting a company and selling it to a large technology company. Now sees the large opportunity set to bring new tools to life sciences and wants to join an early-stage company.
S2: Boston - PhD trained in physics and bioinformatics. Worked at various healthcare startups and leads a team at a large multi-billion dollar life sciences company. Focused on using software for drug development; open to early-stage and late-stage companies.
S3: San Francisco - software engineer trained in computer science and physics. Worked at companies like Apple and Osaro moving up to VP of Engineering. Made a transition toward life sciences ~2 years ago and looking to join a company particularly in protein design.
S4: San Francisco - talented software engineer with ~5 years of experience in life sciences at places like Calico and others. Focused on early-stage companies.
S5: San Francisco - obsessed about genotype-phenotype relationships. PhD in genetics/biochemistry with extensive experience at SRI and Zymergen. Looking to help companies with analyzing large datasets, mainly sequence and metabolic, to design organisms and proteins.
S6: San Francisco/Los Angeles/San Diego - computational biologist with a comprehensive math background. Did great computational work at Impossible Foods and 23andMe. Wants to stay on the West Coast with no particular preference for company type.
S7: San Francisco - trained in bioinformatics at UC Berkeley. Experience at Genentech and other companies. No preference for company type.
S8: San Francisco - PhD in biostatistics publishing highly regarded papers while working at various world-class institutions in Boston. Data scientist at a billion-dollar life sciences company; now looking to apply genomic data for drug development.
W1: San Francisco/Boston - PhD in one of the world’s best lab for iPSC cells with a lot of his work licensed out to several biotechnology companies. Expert in cell engineering for oncology and autoimmunity.
W2: Boston - PhD in synthetic biology in a pioneer’s lab with several publications around developing standard parts.
W3: Boston - PhD around using single-cell technology to drug delivery and target development. A really strong set of experiences in industry before graduate school.
W4: San Francisco - PhD in genetics and some experience in biochemistry. Working on Bristol-Myers Squibb. Open to early-stage and late-stage companies with a focus drug development.
W5: San Francisco (East Bay) - PhD in biochemistry with experience developing drugs and designing organisms at Genentech and Zymergen, respectively. Wants to stay in East Bay due to recently purchasing a house in the area.
Thinking about the business model early on creates enormous amounts of leverage and clarity around decision making. Hiring a dedicated executive is wise for a later-stage company, but often early on, having a business development consultant works much better than hiring for a full-time position.
BD1: San Francisco - formerly at Genentech and a director/vice-president at several biotechnology companies overseeing drug approval and commercialization. Mainly looking to help companies as an advisor.
BD2: San Francisco - PhD in biochemistry and experience at companies like BioMarin. Mainly looking to help companies as a consultant.
BD3: San Francisco - PhD in bioengineering with extensive experience in lab automation. Looking to join post-Series A startups.
BD4: Boston - trained as a lawyer and did legendary work forming IP for a category-defining biotechnology company ~2 decades ago. Worked in drug development and actually as a venture capitalist for a few years before forming new companies. Trying to help early-stage companies; open to joining one but prefers to advise and consult now.
BD5: San Francisco/Boston - PhD in medical oncology with experience at a chief medical officer and director at several large biotechnology companies. Looking to help early-stage companies; join full-time, advisor, consultant.
BD6: Los Angeles - trained as a biologist with experience at Goldman Sachs and Amgen focusing on biotechnology M&A.
If you know other talented people looking to help unique life sciences companies, happy to help.