Today, I have a dynamic duo of scientific entrepreneurs on the show – Shelley Force Aldred and Nathan Trinklein.
They are the co-founders of San Francisco-based Rondo Therapeutics. The company raised $67 million in a Series A financing announced in March 2022. Shelley is the CEO and Nathan is the chief scientific officer. Rondo is developing bispecific T-cell engaging antibodies against solid tumors.
For those of you who have an active Timmerman Report subscription, see a report on Rondo here.
These two have been working together since graduate school at Stanford University. They are now on their fourth company. Their biggest success together was TeneoBio, a company that developed bispecific antibodies for liquid tumors. Amgen agreed to acquire that one for $900 million upfront in July 2021.
Now, please join me and Shelley Force Aldred and Nathan Trinklein on The Long Run.
Bridging the Gap
I’m going to be in Cambridge Mass on Jan. 23 for an event that supports the Timmerman Traverse for Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. It’s called “Bridging the Gap,” and it’s organized by Soufiane Aboulhouda, a member of my latest team on a mission to raise $1 million for cancer research. An outstanding lineup of scientists and entrepreneurs make this a can’t-miss event. I’m moderating a conversation with Phil Sharp of MIT and Vicki Sato of Denali Therapeutics and VIR Biotechnology.