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Tim Harkness

Tim Harkness

CEO and Founder

Unchained Labs

Building great teams and great life sciences companies is just in Tim’s DNA. He has been at it for over 25 years and has 3 successful exits under his belt, with Molecular Devices, ProteinSimple and Unchained Labs, which together generated over $1.3 billion of shareholder value. He founded Unchained Labs to help scientists unlock next-gen biologics and gene therapies and was excited to partner with Carlyle to take the business to the next level.

He has raised nearly $200M of venture capital, helped raise over $1B in the public equity markets and has been a part of 4 successful exits as an independent board member.  He is an enthusiastic supporter of other entrepreneurial teams, and he is currently Chairman of the Board at both Biolog and Fluent Biosciences and a Board member at LabVoice.

He has an MBA from Stanford and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tim is married with 3 children, and you can find him out hacking around on the links or riding single tracks whenever he can.