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aboutSusie Harborth

Susie Harborth General Partner & CFO

Susie Harborth is General Partner of BioInnovation Capital. She directs our San Diego lab, is CFO for the firm, and set up our back office. She was a Co-Founder of BioInnovation LLC with Peter Parker. From 2010 to 2014, Susie was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President of Operations at GnuBIO, Inc., a next-generation DNA sequencing company that was spun out of Harvard University. GnuBIO was acquired in 2014 by Bio-Rad Laboratories. At BioInnovation, Susie runs our San Diego laboratory and oversees fund operations and financial reporting. She also is involved with portfolio companies who need assistance in establishing independent operations. She has over fifteen years of business strategy and operations experience in both private and public companies.

Susie specializes in launching early-stage life science companies, supporting founders from idea to exit. Prior to GnuBIO, she helped launch two successful start-ups with Peter Parker: Cequent Pharmaceuticals and Boston Heart Diagnostics. She developed the initial infrastructure at both ventures and provided management in finance, human resources, information technology, and vendor/investor relations. Prior to Cequent Pharmaceuticals, Susie worked with institutional investors at Leerink Partners LLC, a life science investment bank. She received a master in biology from Harvard University and did her graduate research in breast cancer diagnostics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and bachelors in finance from California State University, Long Beach.