|   From the Trenches

Moving Beyond the Conversation

Over the last 5 years, biotech executives have been increasingly focused on the importance of greater diversity in our companies. As two women who have served as both CEOs and board chairs, our own paths to these positions drive our passion for this topic. And while gender barriers in the workplace are not the same as racial barriers, there are some parallels in the roadblocks and challenges faced. The broad issue of diversity and inclusion demands urgent attention and plays a critical role in the successful growth in our companies and in the industry at large in the years to come.

Co-authored by Jodie Morrison and René Russo, former CEO of Cadent Therapeutics and CEO of Xilio Therapeutics, respectively.  

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  |   In the News

Atlas launches second Cambridge biotech to tackle vision loss

In September, the Swiss drug giant Novartis paid $150 million for a Cambridge startup that had developed a pair of potential gene therapies to restore vision to people with blindness stemming from genetic diseases. It was a sizable return for the biotech, which had used roughly half of the $21 million in venture capital it had raised after its founding about 17 months earlier by Atlas Venture.

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  |   Press Release

Atlas Venture Welcomes Samantha Truex as Venture Partner

Atlas Venture, a leading early stage venture capital firm, announced today that Samantha (Sam) Truex is joining the firm as a venture partner. Sam will work with the Atlas team to start and build new biotech companies aimed at bringing therapeutic innovations to patients.

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  |   From the Trenches

You Want To Be A CBO? Four Tips To Set You On Your Way

Most of the titles in a biotech C-suite are generally self-explanatory. The Chief Technical and Manufacturing Officer runs operations in CMC and analytics. The Chief Financial Officer handles financial strategy and investor relations. The Chief Commercial Officer prepares for bringing investigational therapies to market.

By Deanna Petersen, Chief Business Officer of AVROBIO, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC

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  |   From the Trenches

The Unsung Heroes Of Entrepreneurial Companies

The role of the core in making an organization great and how we do right by them.

Small organizations are amazing for the impact they can have relative to their size.

By Ankit Mahadevia, CEO of Spero Therapeutics, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC

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