Joined CMEA: 1999
Years Experience Building Companies: 21
Education: Graduate Degrees, MIT and Harvard Medical School
Board Seats: Ensemble Discovery (Observer), Neos
Deal Starters: Novel therapeutics with a direct financial and clinical path
Non-starters: Extraordinary claims without supporting data
Outside Activities: Solar astronomy and synthetic biology
You have to believe Karl Handelsman is fully immersed in science when the Managing Director of CMEA’s Life Sciences division listed solar astronomy and synthetic biology as his favorite pastimes. The 14-year CMEA veteran has a passion for science and innovation .
Prior to joining CMEA, Karl worked in biotech business development at Millennium. He was one of the first employees of Tularik, and the Whitehead Institute.