Bruce Booth

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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