Daniel Franke, currently Senior Associate, joined M Ventures in the Performance Materials team as Associate in 2019, after supporting the team as an Analyst during the M Ventures Fellowship. 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 MIT Biotech Group. Daniel is based in Boston.