Peter Alff

Executive in Residence

In his role as Executive in Residence at Kairos Ventures Peter works directly with founding scientists and their teams to develop and execute both scientific de-risking and commercialization strategies for Kairos portfolio companies. Peter provides management and business development guidance, enabling these companies to readily define and negotiate potential risks while maximizing progress towards key scientific and commercial milestones.

Peter brings over a decade of experience in translational science, business development, and startup operations with an emphasis on early-stage life science and biotechnology companies. Peter has been a founder and Director of Strategic Initiatives for a biotechnology and protein-engineering company, leading programs that raised millions of dollars. As a former Business Development Manager for NYU’s Office of Therapeutics Alliances, Peter has facilitated company formation based on university technology across multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology, auto-inflammation, neuroscience and infectious disease, and brings significant expertise in the nuanced process of translating university research and intellectual property into commercially viable ventures.

Peter completed his postdoctoral training at The Rockefeller University, received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Stony Brook University, and completed his undergraduate studies at Muhlenberg College where he received a B.S. degree in Biology.