Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez is the Managing Director of Excel Venture Management, the co-founder of Synthetic Genomics, and the former director of the Harvard Business School Life Science Project.

A TED speaker, in 2011 he was named one of two guest curators for the 2011 TED conference. The other was Bill Gates.

Synthetic Genomics was a partner and major funder of the J. Craig Venter Institute’s recent breakthrough, the creation of the first synthetic bacterial cell.

He is the author of Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth; As the Future Catches You: How Genomics and Other Forces Are Changing Your Life, Work, Health and Wealth; and Evolving Ourselves: Redesigning the Future of Humanity One Gene at a Time.

His work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Science, and The New York Times.

Enriquez holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts, with honors, from Harvard University.