Colin Walsh, PhD

Colin Walsh, PhD is a Partner at Qiming Venture Partners USA, based in Los Altos, CA. Before joining Qiming, Dr. Walsh was a Vice President on the life science investment team at NanoDimension where he sourced, structured, and managed investments in biotech, biopharma, and platform companies.  Dr. Walsh was an early employee at Precision NanoSystems (PNI), a 5AM Ventures backed biotech developing a suite of technologies to enable the development and manufacture of complex drug formulations. At PNI, he focused extensively on RNA- and DNA-based therapeutics, and held a variety of product and business development roles where he worked to define the strategy and direction of the business.

Dr. Walsh earned a Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley – UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering where he worked on novel delivery systems for RNA-based therapeutics as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. He holds a Management of Technology certificate from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and a dual BS with Honors in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. Walsh currently serves on the business advisory board for the Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine. He is also an advisor to the Stanford SPARK program and the UCSF Catalyst program where he provides mentorship and support to student- and faculty-led translational research projects.