About Bruce Booth
I’m an early stage venture capitalist. Like my partners at Atlas Venture, I enjoy working with great scientists and entrepreneurs to start new biotech companies. In short, we focus on seed-led venture creation around the discovery and development of novel therapeutics.
Since joining Atlas in 2005, I’ve been involved in the founding and funding a number of innovative companies, with a particular focus on capital efficient models for drug R&D. I’m co-founder/founding investor and currently board chair of AvroBio (NASDAQ:AVRO), Arkuda Therapeutics, Kymera Therapeutics, Hotspot Therapeutics, Nimbus Therapeutics, Quench Bio, Rodin Therapeutics, and Unum Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UMRX). I also serve on the boards of Lysosomal Therapeutics, and Magenta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MGTA). Previously, I enjoyed serving on the boards of past Atlas companies Avila Therapeutics (acquired by Celgene), miRagen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MGEN), Padlock Therapeutics (acquired by BMS), Stromedix (acquired by Biogen), Prestwick (acquired by Biovail), and Proprius (acquired by Cypress Biosciences), among others.
Prior to Atlas, I was an investor with Caxton Health Holdings and before that, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, a global strategic management consulting firm. While at McKinsey, I worked a lot with pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms to address R&D productivity issues, as well as portfolio management, new product commercialization, and business development.
I serve as an advisor in various capacities to Takeda, UCB, and the Gates Foundation. I also serve on the board of the National Venture Capital Association and the Penn State Research Foundation.
As a British Marshall Scholar, I received a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in molecular immunology from Oxford University, where I was focused on the study of HIV and tumor immune responses. I did my undergrad in biochemistry from Penn State, and remain a keen alumnus.
I live in Wellesley, MA and am proud father of three great kids. In my spare time, I’m an active snow sports junkie, runner, biker, outdoorsman, and fly fisherman. I’m also a volunteer adaptive ski coach, and Board member, with New England Disabled Sports, a truly inspirational charity providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to experience the joy of the mountains.
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