Founder, Managing Director, WaterRev, LLC, Newton, MA
Cynthia Fisher founded and serves as Managing Director of WaterRev, LLC, an investment firm focused on companies with novel technologies that enable sustainable practices of water use.
Fisher’s prior entrepreneurial ventures were in the Life Sciences. She founded the pioneering stem cell company, ViaCord, Inc., in 1993 and served as CEO. ViaCord provides umbilical cord blood stem cell banking. The company tests, types, freezes, and stores the newborn’s umbilical cord blood for its potential future use by the child or other family members to treat cancers and certain diseases. In 2000, Fisher co-founded the cellular medicines company, ViaCell, Inc, of which ViaCord became a division. She served as President and on the Board of Directors. ViaCell went public in 2005, and subsequently was acquired by PerkinElmer in 2007.
Fisher is a Director of The Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams beer, Angry Orchard cider, and Twisted Tea beverages. She also serves as a Director of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a publicly held Real Estate Investment Trust focused on Class A commercial properties leased to U. S. Government agencies. Fisher is an Advisory Board Member to the Systems Biology Department of Harvard Medical School and an Advisory Board Member of the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention.
Commitment to Water.org
“Water.org's vision puts the importance of water on the world stage. I am excited to help Water.org secure access to safe drinking water and sanitation for those with the greatest need.”
B.S. Biophysics. Ursinus College.
M.B.A. Harvard Business School.
Honorary Doctorate of Science. Ursinus College.