Mary McCarthy

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

She works as an investment manager 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 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.