Steve Kirsch SB/SM '80
- Covid Treat Early Fund
Steve Kirsch is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and inventor. Best known as the inventor of the optimal mouse, he has since founded 7 companies including Infoseek and is most recently the CEO of M10 Networks, a payments modernization platform for banks.
He has a MS in EE and CS from MIT. As a philanthropist, he received the National Caring Award from Hillary Clinton. Putting his problem-solving skills to use, Steve created the COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF) to fund research especially repurposing existing drugs to quickly treat patients. The CETF goes beyond funding and has a team of leading experts to support study design, drug procurement and trial recruitment.