Kouki Harasaki, PhD

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Location: SF
Kouki Harasaki


Kouki focuses on Healthcare & Life Sciences at M12. He has 20+ years of experience researching, translating, and investing in biomedical sciences. He has led over $5 billion in transactions, which led to 14 Immunology/Oncology drug programs being funded. Before joining M12, Kouki was a Partner at Romulus Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to his career in venture capital, Kouki was a Blavatnik Fellow (healthcare EIR) at Harvard and ran the clinical data analytics company, Medal, as COO/CFO. Prior to Medal, Kouki spent 8 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, holding R&D, Strategy, Finance, and Business Development positions at Novartis and Baxalta. Kouki earned a BA in Molecular/Cell Biology from Cornell University, a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, and an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS). He is a board member of the HBS Healthcare Alumni Association and a mentor for life sciences and digital health startups through MassBio.