Zach Jonasson

Zach Jonasson

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Dr. Jonasson is a Partner and co-founder of Phoenix Venture Partners (PVP). He is the co-founder of biotherapeutics startup ReForm Biologics and Crop Enhancement, a developer of green coatings and encapsulants for agriculture. Previously, he was a General Partner and Kauffman Fellow at Seaflower Ventures, where his prior investments included Serenex (acquired), MetaWorks (acquired) and Valeritas. Earlier in his career, while still a doctoral student, Dr. Jonasson was part of the initial five-person team at RCM (acquired), where he designed process optimization instrumentation for major chemicals and energy companies, including Eastman Chemical, Shell and Sempra.

Dr. Jonasson led PVP’s investments in, and is acting board member at, Autonomic Materials, Crop Enhancement, Traycer Diagnostics Systems, ReForm Biologics and Sentinel Monitoring Systems. In addition to his PVP investment and board roles, Dr. Jonasson serves on the Commercialization Council for the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), on the Advisory Board for the Oregon Innovation Cluster (OIC), and on the Advisory Board of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Jonasson earned a BS from Georgetown University, where he was a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, and an AM and PhD from Harvard University, where he was a Sackler Scholar. He has taught at Harvard Business School and Harvard College.

He has recently joined the OTRADI Board of Directors. And his company boar includes: Sentinel Monitoring Systems, AbSci, Autonomic Materials, Inc., Crop Enhancement, Tracery Diagnostics Systems.