Axel Bolte, MBA
Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Axel Bolte is our president and chief executive officer and is a member of our board of directors since September 2015, when he co-founded our company. Since March 2017, Mr. Bolte also has served as a managing member of Healthcare Advisors GmbH, a private healthcare advisory company. Mr. Bolte served as a venture partner at HBM Partners AG, a provider of investment advisor services in the life sciences industry, from February 2017 to September 2019 and as an investment advisor to HBM Partners AG from March 2003 to January 2017. Mr. Bolte currently serves on the board of directors of IVERIC bio, Inc. (formerly known as Ophthotech Corporation), or IVERIC, and previously served on the board of directors of Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Nabriva Therapeutics plc and PTC Therapeutics, Inc., all of which are publicly traded biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Bolte received a degree in biochemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.