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 fuelling 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

  • Co-Founder of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University
  • Advisor for University Technology Centers at Northwestern and University of Illinois
  • Published in Oncoimmunology, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Quality Engineering

Experience

  • 8-years of operational leadership and product development management for engineering software companies
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mercury Fund
  • Founder and past CEO of DNAtrix and Courier Therapeutics, Founding Investor of Resonant Therapeutics, Director of Benson Hill, Swift Biosciences and Olea Edge Analytics