Extensive experience in building and scaling deeply technical companies in robotics, synthetic biology, and public health.

Joe Wilson — Founder and Managing Partner, Undeterred Capital

I started Undeterred Capital in the fall of 2020 to invest in early stage entrepreneurs fighting to bring some type of scientific or technical innovation to the market.

Before starting Undeterred, I was an entrepreneur. I co-founded Multiply Labs, a pharma robotics company that we spun out of MIT in 2016. I dropped out of grad school at MIT to go through Y Combinator with my co-founders, and we went on to build an FDA-grade robotic production facility in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.

Multiply is supported by Y Combinator, Lux Capital, Josh Buckley, and Casdin Capital, among others. After Multiply, I was a venture partner at MarsBio, an early stage biotech venture firm.

I am also the co-founder of the C19 Coalition, a non-profit focused on COVID-19 response that I helped stand up during the initial throes of the pandemic in March 2020. Coalition partners have helped manufacture and deliver over 1 billion PPE items, and has facilitated donations of over 5 million PPE items to frontline workers, public schools, and disproportionately impacted communities.

Several times a year, I lecture at the University of Southern California’s management & entrepreneurship courses, with a focus on deep tech. Lectures include “Founding & Funding Disruptive Companies”, “The White Space Beyond: Creating New Markets in SynBio & Deep Tech”, and “Responding to Uncertainty in Food & Agriculture”, among others.

I live in Los Angeles with my wife Lisa and our dog Henry.

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Advisors

Eric Ries — Founder & CEO, Long-Term Stock Exchange; Author of The Lean Startup

Rick Bright — SVP, Rockefeller Foundation; previously Director of BARDA

Roy Bahat — Managing Partner, Bloomberg Beta; Founder of the First Principles Forum

Carlota Perez — Author of Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital

General HR McMaster — former National Security Advisor of the United States

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