Kevin Bitterman, PhD, Partner

Kevin Bitterman focuses on creating and investing in companies that translate groundbreaking science into innovative medicines.

Kevin serves on the boards of Akero Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AKRO) and Navitor Pharmaceuticals. He is a co-founder and board member of Disc Therapeutics, and is chair of the board of Vedere Bio. He was the founding CEO of Editas Medicine (NASDAQ: EDIT), Morphic Therapeutic and Visterra (acquired by Otsuka), and co-founded Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ: GNCA). He previously served as a director of Kala Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KALA), Neuronetics (NASDAQ: STIM), Taris Biomedical (acquired by Allergan) and Vets First Choice (NASDAQ: CVET) among other ventures. Prior to joining Atlas Venture in 2017, Kevin was a partner at Polaris Partners, where he had been a member of the healthcare team since 2004.

Kevin is active in the local life science and healthcare start-up community, serving on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and as Board Chair of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA).  He received a BA in biology, summa cum laude, from Rutgers University before completing his PhD in genetics at Harvard Medical School.  He has published numerous scientific articles and is an inventor on several issued patents.

Outside of work Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters.  He also enjoys trail running and whiskey, though generally not at the same time.