Episode 26

Sean Doherty on Fighting Diabetes with Capital

Jul 6, 2021

Jeff Shafer, CEO of CommonGood Capital, is joined by Sean Doherty, strategist behind the JDRF T1D Fund – to talk about growing up as a military kid who eventually joined the Navy, creating a fund that aims to completely transform the way a cure for Type 1 Diabetes is found, convincing life-science venture capitalists to invest in the fight, the importance of being a good steward with the fund’s donor capital, and much more.

A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
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#26 - Sean Doherty on Fighting Diabetes with Capital
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Guest

Sean Doherty
Chairman of the JDRF T1D Fund
Sean Doherty received a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and a B.A. magna cum laude in Government from Harvard College. He serves on the Board of Directors for two companies with T1D programs and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA. Sean retired at the end of 2018 from his role as Managing Director of Bain Capital, LP, a private global investment firm which he joined in 2005 as the firm’s first general counsel. In this role, he built a pioneering, and industry-leading, deal lawyer and risk management group during a time of rapid growth and institutionalization of the alternative asset industry.

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