Paul Burton

Paul Burton, JD, MBA, has been the Managing Partner of 2Flo Ventures since May 2021, a start-up studio and early-stage healthcare investor. Through 2Flo Ventures, Mr. Burton provides strategic and financial advice to healthcare companies.

In 2010, Mr. Burton founded Burton Advisory, Inc., which provides strategic and financial advice to healthcare companies. He continues to serve as Managing Principal, drawing from over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and strategic advisory services.

In connection therewith, since December 2018, Mr. Burton has been the Chief Executive Officer of Akan Biosciences, a biotech start-up company developing regenerative medicinal therapeutics. He also has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Temprian Therapeutics since 2019.

From 2019 through 2022, Mr. Burton served as the fractional CFO for both Cancer IQ and 4D Healthware. During that same time, Mr. Burton was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Northwestern University, supporting students and faculty with healthcare-oriented commercialization projects. He also previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of ResQ Pharma, Inc and in 2013 he co-founded Vivacelle Bio, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of its board of directors.

Mr. Burton currently serves as a member of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium’s VC Advisory Committee; MATTER, a Chicago-based healthcare incubator; and the Bunker Labs, an incubator started in Chicago for U.S. military veterans. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Millennium Beacon, a healthcare incubator based on the southside of Chicago, seeking to serve overlooked populations. Prior thereto, Mr. Burton worked as an investment banking associate at Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank). He was also a United States Regular Army Commissioned Officer (Infantry).

Mr. Burton earned his JD and MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ravinia Festival, an internationally renowned, not-for-profit music festival.

Mr. Burton was nominated for the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors due to his extensive experience in working in numerous capacities with early-stage healthcare companies as well as his corporate finance background, both of which are areas of expertise we believe will bring invaluable insights to the organization.