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TIM HARKNESS

Founding Venture Partner focused on helping entrepreneurs scale.

Education:
MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business

BBA University of Wisconsin – Madison
 
Professional Experience:
Building great teams and great life science companies is just in Tim’s DNA. He has 2 successful exits under his belt and brings 20+ years of life sciences leadership experience to the table. 

He is currently the Founder and CEO of Unchained Labs, which is building the first Biologics Tools pure play right in the heart of the Tri-Valley. Previously as CEO of ProteinSimple, Tim and team built a unique protein analysis pure-play from scratch and sold it for $300M.  Prior to that he helped build Molecular Devices into a diversified life science tools provider and sold it for over $600M. 

As an entrepreneur, Tim has raised $130M of venture capital, and early in his career as a healthcare investment banker he helped raise over $1B for life science companies in the public equity markets. 

He currently sits on the Board of Directors at Data Sciences International, a private physiologic monitoring company and at BioNex, a private lab automation company.  He is also a Board Member and past Chairman at ALDA, the Analytical, Life Science and Diagnostic Association.
 
Personal:
Tim lives in Pleasanton with his wife, 3 kids, 2 dogs, a guinea pig and a frog. He loves to golf, ride his bikes and is grateful for the opportunity to coach his son’s hockey and lacrosse teams.  He would tell you that “coaching is exactly the same skill set as building a successful biotech company” and he looks forward to telling you what he means.