Andras Forgacs

Chief Executive Officer, Modern Meadow

Andras Forgacs is a serial entrepreneur in deep tech and life sciences. He is founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, a pioneer in biofabrication working to transform the world of materials by unlocking the power of nature to offer new design possibilities. Modern Meadow’s first brand of biofabricated materials, Zoa™, is inspired by leather and built from the same natural building block, collagen protein, but without the animal. Named as a 2018 Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Modern Meadow enables new design and performance possibilities and partners with some of the world’s thought-leading brands to transform the material world and design for a healthier planet. Previously, Andras co-founded Organovo (NASDAQ: ONVO), a pioneer in 3D bio-printing to create human tissue for a range of medical applications. Andras managed an international technology-focused venture fund Richmond Global and was a consultant with McKinsey focused on biopharma and private equity. He is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Resolution Project focused on social entrepreneurship, a Kauffman Fellow in venture capital and was recognized as “40 under 40” by Crain’s New York. Andras holds an MBA from the Wharton and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Harvard. He lives in Brooklyn NY and is a proud father of two daughters Alexa and Amelia.