Gary Magnant is currently a General Partner at Formation Venture Engineering Fund II and co-founder of FVE Foundry. Mr. Magnant has had a long and successful career as a founder and executive of life sciences companies. He was a co-founder and is the former CEO of Thrive Bioscience, Inc., Sage Science, Inc., and Owl Scientific (now part of Thermo Fisher). Gary was a co-founder and President of ActivBiotics and ThermoCeramix. He is also the former Chairman, Trustee, and Hallowell Awardee of Stoneridge, a private Montessori school in Beverly, MA. Gary holds a Master’s of Science degree in Microbiology from Montana State University.