Chief Executive Officer, Accelerator Corporation
Thong Q. Le serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Accelerator Corporation. With more than 20 years of experience in identifying, investing, managing, and successfully exiting numerous seed and early-stage investments, Mr. Le is positioned to grow and expand the Accelerator investment model. He currently serves as CEO and Director of Acylin Therapeutics and all Accelerator IV portfolio companies, which currently includes Lodo Therapeutics and Petra Pharma. He also serves as a director of AgTech Accelerator, an investment vehicle focused on the development of next-generation agriculture companies.
Prior to becoming CEO at Accelerator, Mr. Le served as a Managing Director at WRF Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Washington Research Foundation in Seattle, WA. During his 13-year tenure at WRF Capital, Mr. Le played a significant role in the early sourcing, financing, and development of numerous start-up companies, including Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALDR), Corus Pharma (acquired by Gilead Sciences), Halosource (LSE: HALO.L), Hyperion Therapeutics (Nasdaq: HPTX), Lumera (NasdaqNM: LMRA), Performant (acquired by Mercury Interactive), Pathway Medical Technologies (acquired by MEDRAD), and VLST (asset acquisition by major international pharmaceutical company). He also led WRF Capital’s investments in Accelerator, AnswerDash, ARZEDA, Cardeas Pharma, Resolve Therapeutics, and Uptake Medical, all companies where he was actively involved in establishing as a founding or early investor.
Prior to joining WRF Capital, Mr. Le was the founder, president and CEO of MiniMeals, Inc. and a consultant for Capital Management Consulting, Inc. Earlier, he was at Raymond James & Associates, Singer & Xenos Investment Management Company and Capital Management Group LLC, a private investment firm specializing in biomedical ventures.
Mr. Le completed post-graduate studies at the Templeton College of Oxford University and earned a bachelor of arts cum laude in government from Harvard University. He currently serves on the executive boards of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association (EVCA), Life Science Washington, and the Washington Global Health Fund. He was previously named one of the region’s “40 Under 40” by the Puget Sound Business Journal.