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Daniel Wagner

Senior Managing Director, Investments

Dan Wagner is responsible for evaluating healthcare/life science investment opportunities, structuring investments and monitoring portfolio companies through active board participation. Dan has led or assisted with Connecticut Innovations’ investments in Affomix (acquired by Illumina), AlloMek Therapeutics (acquired by Pasithea Therapeutics (Nasdaq: KTTA), Arvinas (NASDAQ: ARVN), AxioMx (acquired by Abcam), Biohaven Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: BHVN), Biorez (acquired by CONMED), Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CARA), CyVek (acquired by Bio-Techne), HistoRx (acquired by Genoptix/Novartis), IsoPlexis (NASDAQ:  ISO), Kleo Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Biohaven Pharmaceuticals), Medically Home Group (acquired by Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente), Melinta Therapeutics, formerly Rib-X (NASDAQ: MLNT), and Rallybio (NASDAQ:  RLYB).

Dan contributes to CII’s expertise in biotech with more than 10 years in the industry. He was previously at CuraGen Corporation, a successful former CI portfolio company. While at CuraGen, Dan held a variety of scientific and operational management positions in research and development, technology assessment and implementation of next-generation scientific technologies that supported CuraGen’s growth from a genomic and proteomic platform company into a biopharmaceutical firm dedicated to advancing its protein, antibody and small-molecule therapeutics.

  • B.S., Biology, University of Dayton
  • M.H.S., Biomedical Sciences, Quinnipiac University
  • M.B.A., Finance, Quinnipiac University
  • Alphina Therapeutics (Board Observer)
  • AtlasXomics (Investor)
  • Azitra (Board Observer)
  • Artizan Biosciences (Board Observer)
  • BEKHealth (Board Observer)
  • CavtheRx (Board Observer)
  • CoRISMA Inc. (Investor)
  • Mitotherapeutics (Board)
  • Normunity (Investor)
  • P2 Science (Board Observer)
  • Proteowise (Board)
  • RIGImmune (Board Observer)
  • Siduma Therapeutics (Board Observer)
  • Simcha Therapeutics (Board Observer)
  • Tangen Biosciences (Board)
  • Tastes Natural (Board Observer)
Interesting Facts
  • Favorite place: Water (beach/pool)
  • Favorite pastime: Spending time with family