Author Archives: Michael Gladstone

Michael Gladstone

About Michael Gladstone

Principal at Atlas

Reaping What We Sow: Seeds Planted Long Ago Prepare to Bear Fruit In 2018
January 17, 2018

This blog was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC. Biotech newsflow came out the gate a little slow in 2018 (though it appears it may be speeding up

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Getting Personal at ASCO 2017: Precision Therapies, IO, and Autologous Cell Therapy
June 13, 2017

This blog was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC. The 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (“ASCO”) meeting concluded last week, providing patients, physicians, and industry stakeholders with

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After the San Francisco Rain: Looking On The Bright Side In 2017
January 18, 2017

This blog was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC. The biotech industry was reeling after the 2016 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, with many commentators foretelling doom in the

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Re-Balancing Immunity via Regulatory T Cell Potentiation: Introducing Delinia
September 20, 2016

This blog is written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC. Charles de Gaulle once asked, “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” But that might seem

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Riding Dancing Unicorns Down The Road To Recap
May 2, 2016

This post was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC. Ex-Citigroup CEO Charles Prince famously said in July 2007, regarding Citi’s leveraged lending business, “As long as the music

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El Niño At The JP Morgan Conference: Optimism After A Stormy Week For The Biotech Markets
January 15, 2016

This blog was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the “From the Trenches” feature of LifeSciVC. The wifi is predictably not working on my flight back from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference (#JPM16), allowing me the

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The Churchillian Biotech IPO: This Is Not Even The Beginning Of The End
November 2, 2015

This blog was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the “From the Trenches” feature of LifeSciVC. For a great company, an IPO is a financing event. Not an exit. Not the end. This is important to

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Autonomy, Ownership, And Trust – Keys To Entrepreneurial Success
August 12, 2015

This blog was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the “From the Trenches” feature of LifeSciVC. I had an interesting discussion with a veteran of a rapidly growing biotech. He’d been at his company at the

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It’s The Antigens, Stupid
April 27, 2015

This blog was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the “From the Trenches” feature of LifeSciVC. “A big asset of VC’s is pattern recognition. It is also often our biggest liability.”  An apt observation tweeted by

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Infusing Biotech With Young Blood
January 30, 2015

This blog was written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas Venture, as part of the “From the Trenches” feature of LifeSciVC. Youth is often well represented among entrepreneurs – except in biotech. William Osler, founder of Johns Hopkins University and the

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