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Charlotte Hubbert

Strategic Director

Dr. Charlotte Hubbert is Senior Director, Business Development & Strategic Alliances at NanoString. As Strategic Director, Charlotte advises  Madrona portfolio companies at the earliest stages of innovation and, with later stage companies, as they build to scale. Charlotte has over fifteen years basic science research background and over ten years biotech venture investment experience across a broad range of sectors, therapeutic modalities, and stages. Charlotte has a proven ability to combine deep scientific expertise and business development acumen to identify innovative opportunities to drive both returns and impact. Prior to NanoString, Charlotte was Partner and Head of Gates Foundation Venture Capital, a $500M initiative at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Strategic Investment Fund where she oversaw investing in innovative technologies that supported the foundation’s programs in global health and agriculture. Notably she led investments and served on the board of directors of Synlogic (Nasdaq: SYBX), Sera Prognostics, Lodo Therapeutics, Agtech Accelerator, Vedanta, and Vir Biotechnology (Nasdaq: VIR). Prior to joining the foundation, Charlotte was a vice president at H.I.G. BioVentures, investing broadly in healthcare. Charlotte began her career in early-stage biotech, investing at Accelerator Corporation, where she was part of the founding team and oversaw management of several companies.

Charlotte currently serves on the Board of Directors at City of Hope, Entrinsic Health and LUCA Biologics and has been honored as a Fierce Woman in Biopharma 2016 by FiercePharma, and as a leading Woman in Life Sciences 2016 by Life Science Washington.

Charlotte earned a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in pharmacology and cancer biology from Duke University for which she received the prestigious Harold Weintraub Award. She did her post-doctoral work in stem cells and regenerative medicine at the Institute for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at the UW. Charlotte is a member of the Kauffman Society of Fellows (Class 14) and served on the BOD of Life Science Washington, and the steering committees of the Fred Hutch Cancer Institute’s Evergreen Fund, UW Innovation Roundtable and Columbia University Lab-to-Market initiative.