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Dr. Kiersten Stead

Managing Partner, DCVC Bio

Kiersten is a scientist-investor focused on developing deep-tech platforms in ther­a­peu­tics, agriculture and food, and industrial biotech­nology. She works with entre­pre­neurs to help them launch their businesses at their foundation and/or to support them through successive stages.

Prior to co-founding DCVC Bio, Kiersten was an investor for a major life-science firm, was a scientist, and has co-founded a series of life-science companies over her career. Kiersten serves on several company boards, and as a director on not-for profit boards such as the Danforth Center for Plant Sciences and the Keystone Symposia SAB. She holds a PhD in molecular biology and genetics and an MBA from the University of Alberta.