John G Younger, MD

John is the Founder and Managing Director at ArgoPond.  Prior to the company’s launch, John spent 20 years as a practicing physician-scientist and Full Professor at the University of Michigan. He left academia to launch Akadeum Life Sciences, a venture-backed life science tool company, in 2014. John remained with the company as its Chief Scientific Officer and as a member of the Board through its Series A raise in 2019. Most recently he oversaw the incubation programs and early stage investment portfolio at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia.

John is passionate about the power of start-up thinking to solve problems both in start-ups and in larger organizations seeking innovation.  At ArgoPond, he combines his far-ranging experience to help clients make sense of, and successful ventures out of, their best new ideas.