MPM Capital (MPM), an investor in innovative therapeutics companies, has announced the promotions of Shinichiro Fuse, Ph.D. and Kristen Laguerre to its Investment Committee, effective December 1, 2020.
We are delighted to announce the promotions of two of our most accomplished team members, said Ansbert Gadicke, Co-Founder and Managing Director at MPM Capital. Over recent years, Kristen and Shin have added significant value to MPM and to our portfolio companies, ultimately contributing to MPMs mission towards the development of potentially lifesaving therapeutics. Kristen is an accomplished operations and finance executive, and Shin is a key contributor to company creation and deal sourcing. We are pleased to recognize their hard work and commitment – qualities which represent MPM at its core.
Shin Fuse, Ph.D. joined MPM in 2016 as a Principal. Since joining MPM, Shin has focused on advancing MPMs private company creation and business development activities and has been instrumental in executing the launches of several MPM portfolio companies. Particularly, Shin worked on the founding management teams at both Orna Therapeutics (as interim CEO) and ElevateBio (as interim SVP of business development). Shin currently serves on the boards of iOmx, Orna, and Triplet Therapeutics, and he is a board observer for CODA Biotherapeutics.
Kristen Laguerre, M.B.A. joined MPM in 2017 as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer after serving as CFO on the founding management team of MPM portfolio company Cullinan Oncology. Kristen has a track record of more than 20 years of financial leadership and management experience and is highly respected for her depth of experience in venture capital. Currently, Kristen oversees MPMs portfolio management, finance and operations, and administrative functions, and has quickly established her leadership role at MPM. Kristen most recently served as Partner and CFO at Flare Capital Partners, and, previously, Partner and CFO at Atlas Venture, an early-stage life sciences and technology venture capital firm. She began her career in the alternative investment industry at SoftBank Capital.
About MPM Capital
MPM Capital is a healthcare investment firm with over two decades of experience founding and investing in life-sciences companies that seek to translate scientific innovations into cures for major diseases. With its experienced and dedicated team of investment professionals, entrepreneurs, and advisors, MPM strives to power novel medical breakthroughs that transform patients’ lives. For more information visit www.mpmcapital.com.