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Keith L. Crandell

Co-Founder & Managing Director, ARCH Venture Partners


Keith Crandell is a co-founder and a Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners. He focuses on chemical and specialty materials companies, electronics and instrumentation, optics and photonics, communications, and enterprise infrastructure businesses. He previously served as Senior Manager at ARCH Development Corporation, where he was responsible for ARCH Venture Fund I activities at Argonne National Laboratory. Keith has played a key role in the formation and initial funding round of Quanterix, Alfalight, PixelEXX Systems, ALIS Corp., Eichrom Industries, Nanophase Technologies, and Illinois Superconductor. He also serves on the boards of Twist Bioscience Corporation, 908 Devices, Inc. and a number of private companies, in addition to, as a director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association. Keith holds an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago, an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from St. Lawrence University.