Our Team & Investors

Our Team & Investors

P2 has assembled an executive team with strong backgrounds in technology, markets and financing. In addition, the shareholder group and advisory board provide a solid platform to support growth.


Neil Burns

Neil Burns

CEO, Co-Founder

  • 25+ years chemicals experience in commercial, financial and general management
  • Managing Partner, Neil A. Burns LLC
  • Former CEO of Oxiteno USA, the US subsidiary of Ultrapar of Brazil
  • B.S. Chemistry, MBA (Wharton)
Ryan Cheng

Ryan Cheng

VP Business Development

  • BASF Corp., Sales and Business Development Manager
  • Nisso America, Inc. (Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.), Account Manager/ Business Development
  • M.S. Chemistry, University of Rochester
  • B.A./M.A. Chemistry, Brandeis University
Ted Anastasiou

Ted Anastasiou

VP Research & Development

  • Firmenich, Inc., Perfumery Technical Development
  • Cadbury plc./Kraft Foods, Gum & Candy Ingredient Technology
  • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Fragrance Delivery Systems
  • B.S. Chemistry (Trinity College, CT); Ph.D. Chemistry (Rutgers University, NJ)

In addition to co-founders and key employees, P2′s Investors and Shareholders include:

  • HG Ventures
    Investment arm of the Heritage Group
  • Chanel
    Famous fashion, perfume and jewelry brand
  • BASF Venture Capital
    Global investor in technology companies
    Venture arm of BASF Ag
    BASF Venture Capital
  • Xeraya Capital
    Global investor in life science companies
    Headquartered in Malaysia
  • Elm Street Ventures
    Co-Founder. Early stage investment fund based in New Haven, CT
    Focused on Life Sciences, Cleantech
  • Connecticut Innovations
    Early stage investor based in Rocky Hill, CT
  • Advantage Capital Partners
    Full spectrum equity and debt investor
  • SaferMade
    Venture investor with consumer product focus

  • Yale University
    Leading US teaching and research university
  • Kevin Gallagher
    Former President Croda Personal Care
    Independent Board Member P2


Paul Anastas

Paul Anastas

SAB Member, Co-Founder

  • Yale, Professor, Director Center for Green Chemistry
  • EPA, Assistant Administrator, Office of R&D
Patrick Foley

Patrick Foley

Vice-Chair of Scientific Advisory Board, Co-Founder

  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Yale University
  • B.S. Molecular Biology, University of Connecticut
  • Founding CSO, P2 Science, Inc.
Vania Leite

Vania Leite

Cosmetic Science

  • Professor of Cosmetology at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil
  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia
  • Board Chairman at ABC (Associação Brasileira de Cosmetologia) – the Brazilian Society of Cosmetology
  • Committee Member 1 of the IFSCC (International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists)
Brian Goodall

Brian Goodall

Catalysis, Renewables

  • Doctorate in organometallic chemistry from the University of Bristol
  • NATO postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago
Alàn Aspuru-Guzik

Alàn Aspuru-Guzik

AI, Machine Learning

  • Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto
  • Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry
  • Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute
  • CIFAR Lebovic Fellow in the Biologically Inspired Solar Energy program
  • Holds a Google Industrial Research Chair in Quantum Computing
  • Director of the Acceleration Consortium
  • Editor in Chief of the journal Digital Discovery
  • Co-founder of both Zapata Computing and Kebotix

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