14. SynBio Revolution: Arvind Gupta - Partner @ Mayfield Fund / Founder @ IndieBio

By Alix Ventures

Arvind Gupta is a Partner @ Mayfield Fund where he co-leads the Engineering Biology practice. He was the first investor in several breakout biology companies including Geltor, Prellis, Synthex, and Memphis Meats. Prior to joining Mayfield, Arvind was a founder of Indie Bio, the world’s leading biotech accelerator. At IndieBio, he was fundamental to the growth of the accelerator, building a $3.2B portfolio and investing in over 136 companies over five years. He is particularly passionate about conscious capitalism and continues to serve as a Venture Advisor at IndieBio. Topics:Career journey from design to biotech investingPersonal mission statementsSynthetic biology guiding the biotech revolution Conscious capital and engineering biologyWhat to expect for the future of “tech bio”How VC will evolve with new capital structures in biotech Advice for life sciences foundersThank you for listening!BIOS (@BIOS_Community) unites a community of Life Science innovators dedicated to driving patient impact. Alix Ventures (@AlixVentures) is a San Francisco based venture capital firm supporting early stage Life Science startups engineering biology to create radical advances in human health.Music: Danger Storm by Kevin MacLeod (link & license) 

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