“Speed wins battles, patience wins wars.”

Arvind Gupta co-leads Mayfield’s Engineering Biology practice whose mission is to invest in science based companies that could change history. Ranging from reinventing our food system to stopping climate change to novel therapeutics, Arvind was the first investor in breakout companies such as Geltor,Synthex, Prime Roots, NotCo, Prellis, New Culture, DNA Lite, Catalog, Prellis and Memphis Meats.

As Founder of IndieBio, Arvind redefined the pace and possibilities of early stage biotech, investing in over 136 companies in five years, defining human and planetary health, and growing the IndieBio portfolio into billions of dollars in value. Under his leadership, IndieBio expanded to New York and grew to fifteen investment professionals with a world renowned adjunct partner board. He now serves as Venture Advisor at IndieBio.

Arvind is the author of Decoding the World: A Roadmap for the Questioner, published by Twelve Books, a division of the Hachette Publishing Group. He was honored with the F50 Global Award for Impact in HealthTech Innovation. He is a frequent speaker at TechCrunch Disrupt, Slush, TedX and Future FoodTech. His work has been profiled in global media outlets such as Bloomberg News, Forbes, The Guardian UK, Neo.life, Nikkei News, Rotman, The Times of India, and CGTN in China. Arvind has been a guest lecturer at UCSF, MIT and Harvard and is a judge at the annual BIO conference startup stadium.

Prior to founding IndieBio, Arvind was Design Director at IDEO in Shanghai where he earned numerous international design awards and presented his work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was also a BASE jumper and big wall climber and now fights professional grappling.

Arvind received his B.S. in Genetic Engineering from UCSB. He holds 8 patents.

Arvind is married to an Icelander and has two daughters.

Education

UC SANTA BARBARA

Recognition

F50 GLOBAL

8 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SOCIETY OF AMERICA AWARDS

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MMA and submission grappling.

Climbing El Cap and other big walls.

BASE Jumping in San Francisco.

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Video | Jun 18 2021

5 Essential Moments in Building a Company

Engineering Biology | Company Building

Viewpoint | Jun 4 2021

Arvind Shares his Perspective on the Future of...

Engineering Biology

Podcast | May 24 2021

Arvind Shares his Perspective on the SynBio Revolution

Conscious Capital | Engineering Biology

Video | Apr 26 2021

Scientist Entrepreneurs – Scaling Breakout Engineering Biology Companies

Engineering Biology

Viewpoint | Nov 2 2020

Decoding the World: A Roadmap for the Questioner

Engineering Biology

Article | Sep 20 2020

Arvind Gupta’s Jiu Jitsu Makes Biotech Move at...

Engineering Biology

Podcast | Aug 27 2020

Funding Biology with Conscious Capital to Save the...

Conscious Capital | Engineering Biology

Viewpoint | Aug 1 2020

The $100 Trillion Opportunity

Engineering Biology

Podcast | Jul 26 2020

Designing Science with Arvind Gupta & Alex Lorestani

Engineering Biology

Viewpoint | Jan 15 2019

Accelerating Planetary Health

Engineering Biology

Video | Jan 2 2019

Designing Science with Arvind Gupta & Ursheet Parikh

Engineering Biology

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