Kevin J. Kinsella

Founder at Avalon Ventures Management LLC

Kevin J. Kinsella

Kevin J. Kinsella

Founder at Avalon Ventures Management LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Synaptics Inc.
Athena Neurosciences LLC

RelSci Relationships

4244

Number of Boards

35

Birthday

1946

Age

73

Number of Awards

1

Interests

Reading

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Avelas Biosciences, Inc.

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President, Chief Operating Officer & Director at Sova Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at RQx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Managing Member at Avalon Ventures Management LLC

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Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer at Juliet Marine Systems, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Managing Director at Prospect Venture Partners

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Advisor at Avelas Biosciences, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Technology Officer at Bausch + Lomb, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Prexa Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Kevin J. Kinsella
Founder at Avalon Ventures Management LLC
Education
Master of Arts in International Relations
Class of 1969

A division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues. A presence on three continents sets SAIS apart and is one of our greatest strengths. We not only teach about the world, we are in the world. For seven decades, SAIS students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C., in 1943, opened its campus in Europe, Italy, in 1955 and in 1986 initiated one of the ?rst Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing. A SAIS education combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. SAIS graduates are known for their interdisciplinary breadth and solid foundation in economics—prerequisites for a successful career in international relations. The result: innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and cultural expertise to confront complex global challenges.

Bachelor of Science Management with Minors in Electrical Engineering & Political Science
Class of 1967

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

The Broadway League offers entertainment services. It provides entertainment services including the production of theatrical plays, musicals and other stage performances. The company was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member
Current
Career History
Founder
1983 - Current

Avalon focuses on seed and early-stage companies in wireless technology, life science industries and Web 3.0 enabled value added services. The firm invests primarily in California and the Northeast. Avalon works with their companies on all aspects of its development - ranging from team building to strategy and operations to customer development.

Managing Member of the Board of Directors
Current

Panmira Pharmaceuticals LLC provides drug development programs. It develops pharmaceutical products for inflammatory diseases. The company was founded in September 2011 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Founder
2000 - Prior

Ambit Biosciences Corp. develops pharmaceutical drugs. It engages in discovery, development and commercialization of small-molecule kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer. The firm provides drug to treat unmet medical needs in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The company was founded on May 17, 2000 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Ansata Therapeutics, Inc. develops biopharmaceutical products. It develops and commercializes topical drugs for dermatologic indications. The company was founded by Brian A. Pollok in 2002 and is headquartered in La Jolla, CA.

Chairman of the Investment Committee
Current

Innova/98 LP invests in small or developing companies located in Central European countries, with a focus on Poland, Romania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. The fund targets the fields of business services, media, IT, telecommunications, and financial services. It finances buyout transactions provides $3 - $12 million per deal.

Chairman of the Investment Committee
Current

Poland Partners LP Fund invests in mid-market companies operating in the fields of business services (specialist media, financial services, telecoms and other business services) and commercial manufacturing. The geographical focus includes Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

Vice President, Board of Trustees
Prior

TO INSPIRE, EDUCATE, AND CULTIVATE CURIOSITY THROUGH GREAT WORKS OF ART.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2010

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$100K - $250K
2006

A division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues. A presence on three continents sets SAIS apart and is one of our greatest strengths. We not only teach about the world, we are in the world. For seven decades, SAIS students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C., in 1943, opened its campus in Europe, Italy, in 1955 and in 1986 initiated one of the ?rst Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing. A SAIS education combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. SAIS graduates are known for their interdisciplinary breadth and solid foundation in economics—prerequisites for a successful career in international relations. The result: innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and cultural expertise to confront complex global challenges.

Political Donations
$32.4K
2013

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$10K
2012

Former President of United States

$35.8K
2011

Former President of United States

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Ambit Biosciences Corp. develops pharmaceutical drugs. It engages in discovery, development and commercialization of small-molecule kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer. The firm provides drug to treat unmet medical needs in oncology, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The company was founded on May 17, 2000 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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NearSpace, Inc. develops design automation software for mobile applications. It provides location-based applications, wireless publishing, and facilities management tools. The firm offers product and services in four main areas including event apps, maps for business, maps for college, and map and floor plan integration. The company was founded in 1999 by Gregory P. Lutz and Creighton Hoke and is headquartered in Rohnert Park, CA.

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Senomyx, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of flavor ingredients for the packaged food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries. It develops high intensity sweeteners, savory flavors, bitter taste blockers, and cooling agents. The company was founded by Paul A. Grayson, Lubert Stryer, Yon Chien Tsien, Denis Baylor, Harold McGee, and Charles Zuker on September 16, 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Awards & Honors
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Life Sustaining Fellow
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