Mary McCarthy

Mary joined Brightlands Venture Partners in 2019. She has a broad experience in sustainable materials, health tech, life-sciences and cleantech.

She is Partner at Brightlands Venture Partners, is the Fund Manager of the BVP Renewable Chemistry Fund and works across funds. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a Senior Business Developer at Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus focusing on ecosystem development. Mary also held the position of CEO of Boostani BV, a start-up developing materials for a circular economy. Prior to that she has 15 years industrial experience at SABIC in various roles including R&D, HR and Corporate Venturing.

She holds a PhD in chemistry from University College Dublin, Ireland, and has held a Max Planck fellowship at Max-Planck-Institute für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany and a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Amsterdam.