Our Team

The Research Bridge Partners team is well positioned to help America innovate at scale. Our founders – Isaac Barchas (CEO) and Reid Hoffman (Chair) – have deep roots in mid-continent university commercialization and Silicon Valley scaling entrepreneurship, respectively.

Jim Graham, a former VC and family office investor, manages our fund. Our science partnerships lead, Dr. Lydia McClure, used to run the National Science Foundation I-Corps program. Max Rosett, ex-BCG/Civic/Google, runs the data side. Ryan Field, who has worked as research manager of the Austin Technology Incubator and for VC firms, runs research and administration.

Our board includes the former chair of The Ohio State University’s board of trustees, Dr. Gil Cloyd, and a serial bioscience investor and CEO, Dr. Linda Grais.

Our team members have invested funds from government and the private sector, have run successful organizations in universities and in Silicon Valley, and have gotten our hands dirty doing bench science. We have a lot of McKinsey and Google and BCG and startups on the masthead, and a good balance of Stanford and MIT with Ohio State and Illinois and Texas.