Jesse Treu, PhD was a founding partner of Domain, and he has been a partner since 1986. In 2018, he became partner emeritus. Domain is a leader in the field of venture capital focused on healthcare and biotech companies.
He has been a director of 38 early-stage healthcare companies. Of those 38 companies, so far 23 of them have become successful public companies. He has served as a founder, president and chairman of numerous venture stage companies.
Prior to the formation of Domain, Dr. Treu was vice president of the predecessor organization to The Wilkerson Group, and its venture capital arm, CW Ventures. While at CW Ventures, he served as president and CEO of Microsonics, a pioneer in computer image processing for cardiology. Previous to that, he held executive positions at Technicon Instruments Corporation (now Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics) and at GE.
Currently, Dr. Treu serves on the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Healthcare System, the Investment Committee of the American Physical Society, the Investment Advisory Board of the Harrington Discovery Institute, and the Advisory Committee of the School of Science of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
In 2016, he founded the Stellar Energy Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, which raises philanthropic funds that will be directed as grants to various leadership organizations working on controlled fusion energy. This Foundation was created to help address the relative scarcity of funds available from the US Government for work in this important field. Dr. Treu serves as Chairman and CEO of the Foundation. Since 2013, he has been part of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory and the CMB-S4 cosmology consortia, as an advisor and researcher.
He received his BS in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his MA and PhD in physics from Princeton University.