AZBio Board of Directors

Dirk Karsten BethDirk Karsten Beth

Founder and Managing Director,  Hyalescent Ventures

Dirk Karsten Beth was elected to the AZBio Board of Directors in April of 2012. He  also serves on the AZBio Executive Committee and as Committee Chair of the White Hat Life Science Investor Conference which is hosted by AZBio and its State BIO partners across the Rocky Mountain Southwest Region bi-annually.

Dirk Karsten Beth is Managing Director and Founder at Hyalescent Ventures.

Hyalescent ventures works with innovative entrepreneurs to build great companies. Our interests lie in founders that know and lead their space and companies who are bettering the way people live and work.

He was previously Managing Director of arivis, Inc. the U.S. Subsidiary of arivis AG. Beth was the founder and CEO of Mission3, Inc. which merged with arivis AG in 2015.  

Before founding Mission3, Inc. Dirk held the position of Principal Consultant and Solution Architect at Arbortext (now PTC), the leader in Dynamic Enterprise Publishing. Dirk designed and implemented applications for several fortune 1000 companies including SAP, Schlumberger, HP, and Lockheed Martin.

Dirk architected and implemented some exciting new technology solutions while at Arbortext – building the first fully automated SVG based pharmaceutical labeling application which formatted approved labeling content with graphical symbols to create a print ready file without human intervention ensuring SPL content flowed through regulatory to product without errors.

Prior to Arbortext, Dirk was a Principal at SeraNova where he implemented globally deployed Internet Security applications for American Express and 3Com.

Dirk was selected as one of Arizona’s leading innovators in 2008 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35. Dirk is often found speaking at industry trade events and featured in a variety of industry trade publications.

Dirk received his Bachelors from the University of Michigan.