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Moshe Alafi: Biotech Pioneer and Entrepreneur

Conducted by Sally Hughes in 2003, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.

Moshe Alafi has been called one of the founders of biotechnology, as he was one of the first venture capitalists to see the exciting potential in biotechnology. He has been an active investor for over 25 years, and was a seed investor in Cetus, Biogen, Applied Biosystems, and Amgen, among other start-ups. He has founded over 60 companies throughout his career.

See our Venture Capitalists Oral History Project and Biotechnology Series for related oral histories.



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