About

Our Team

Dan Watkins

PhD
CEO
Founder and investor in AI and machine learning companies supporting the next wave of scientific innovation in healthcare, agriculture, and life sciences.

Expertise

Identify and invest in viable life science and tech opportunities fueling growth and innovation

Apply data science, life science, and AI strategies to driving growth and product development

Education

PhD, Material Science, Carnegie Mellon University

BS, Materials Science, Rice University

Background

  • Founder, CEO, and Director for companies in the industrial software, biotech, medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare.
  • Mission critical software project management for life sciences and industrial applications
  • Scientific innovation and commercialization expertise

Experience

  • Managing Director and Co-Founder of Mercury Fund ($300M+ assets under management) with multiple life sciences exits ranging from $100 million to $2 Billion
  • Worldwide manager for control systems and operations for Scientific Software Intercomp
  • Investment banking and M&A transactions
  • Published in Oncoimmunology, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Quality Engineering