Afeyan Named to Carnegie’s Class of “Great Immigrants”

Flagship Ventures founder and CEO Noubar Afeyan is among 42 honorees named to the Carnegie Corporation’s 2016 class of “Great Immigrants.” Other members of the class include Fei-Fei Li of Stanford University, Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital, Thuan Pham from Uber, and Sundar Pichai from Google. Afeyan, a Lebanese native of Armenian heritage, serves as senior managing partner at Flagship and is involved with companies such as Moderna Therapeutics, Seres Therapeutics, and Joule Unlimited. (He’s also an Xconomist.) Flagship, based in Cambridge, MA, is a venture capital firm focused on financing and launching new companies in life sciences and healthcare.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and Editor of Xconomy Boston. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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