Daniel Franke, Ph.D., joined M Ventures in April 2018 as an Analyst in the Performance Materials team. Daniel obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University before moving on to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his Ph.D. studies. At MIT, Daniel developed functional materials for display technologies and advanced biomedical imaging applications, leading to a pending patent application for a novel biomedical imaging platform on basis of shortwave infrared light. He previously gained experience in VC by consulting for In-Q-Tel and through his work with the Engine — MIT’s accelerator and venture fund — and the MIT Biotech Group. Daniel is based in Boston.