These biotech and life sciences CEOs made the leap from software startups — here’s how they did it

During an era of mass investment in the biotech industry and vast innovation, many technology company executives are making the switch to the life science industry, using their previous experiences in cutting-edge applications like AI and machine learning to shape the future of biotech.

As one of the top tech hubs in the country, Seattle is uniquely positioned to capitalized on its large regional talent pool. In fact, leaders at local life science companies like Nautilus Biotechnology and Viome Life Sciences are examples of the successful crossover from technology to biotechnology.

“[In Washington] you have the titans of tech meeting the titans of biotech. And I think it’s all good,” said Dr. Leslie Alexandre, CEO of Life Science Washington.

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