Steven J. Kafka, Ph.D.

Chairman; Managing Partner, Section 32

With a passion for working with exceptional scientists and creative business executives, Steve has built multiple companies with a focus on transforming and impacting patient care while creating exciting and rewarding professional opportunities for its employees.


Steve holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University.

Steve extends his medical technology expertise to several other ventures. In addition to Thrive, Steve is the executive chairman at the molecular technology company ArcherDX, Inc., which empowers physicians to apply high-quality genomics in daily clinical care.

Steve has held leadership roles with several pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, including Foundation Medicine, Aileron Therapeutics, and Infinity Pharmaceuticals.

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