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James Peyer is the founder and Managing Partner of Apollo Ventures, an early stage life science investor and company builder focused on breakthrough technologies for treating age-related disease. Before Apollo, James worked with McKinsey and Company in New York, where he focused on building biotech companies launching new drugs and pharma companies looking to acquire promising ones. During his PhD studies, James cofounded and ran Genotyp, the first biotech company to be funded through Kickstarter.com. As a National Science Foundation GRFP Fellow he earned his doctorate by inventing new ways of statistically analyzing relationships between stem cells and their environments.
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