Juan Enriquez

Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Juan is a Business leader, Change Agent, Explorer, Foodie, Global soul, Idea generator, Investor, Technologist, World traveler, Writer/Editor. 

Juan is the Managing Director Excel Venture Management (life sciences VC) Founder Biotechonomy LLC. Founded several start ups. Bestselling author. Affiliate MIT Synthetic Neurobiology (Professor Ed Boyden).

Teaches the economic and political impacts of life sciences, future brain technologies, as well as the rise and fall of countries. Was founding director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project. Ran Mexico City's Urban Development Corporation. Peace negotiator in Chiapas. Member of Sorcerer II Expedition, a global circumnavigation, with Craig Venter, which doubled known genes from all species. 

Wrote "As the Future Catches You" and "The Untied States of America." Co-author, with Steve Gullans, "Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Random Mutation are Changing Life on Earth." Published various academic articles and case studies including “Transforming Life Transforming Business the Life Science Revolution,” (co-authored with Ray Goldberg), “Global Life Science Data Flows and the IT industry”, “SARS, Smallpox, and Business Unusual,” and "Technology, Gene Research and National Competitiveness."Co-author of the first map of global nucleotide data flow (Selected by Rhem Koolhaas and Wired as one of the iconic examples of 21st century design). 

Has been on various boards including Cabot Corp., Cabot Micro, Synthetic Genomics, Harvard Medical School Advisory Council, Americas Society, Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center, Harvard's PAPSAC, WGBH , Questrbridge, Center for Excellence in Education, and the Boston Science Museum.

His areas of expertise include Brain Technologies, Genomics, Impact of New Tech, Mexico, Venture Capital, Why Countries Appear and Disappear. He is passionate about Life Sciences. the Brain. Evolution... old maps, sailing, scuba, science manuscripts, Latin America, science education, countries appearing and disappearing, wine, starting companies, Mexico.

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