Bernard P. Cooney III

Senior Partner, Capital Formation at Flagship Pioneering

Bernie Cooney is a Senior Partner at Flagship Pioneering focusing on capital formation at both the fund and portfolio levels. Working closely with Stephen Berenson and in coordination with the relevant Flagship partners, Bernie will work with our GrowthCos to help optimize their equity raises, beginning with Series B financings, and extending to and beyond their IPOs.

Most recently, Bernie was the Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets Group at UBS Investment Bank. Bernie held several leadership positions at UBS where he was responsible for equity origination in multiple sectors and rebuilding UBS’s capital markets risk business. Prior to his time in equity capital markets, Bernie held a variety of roles in the institutional securities businesses at both UBS and Morgan Stanley, mostly focused on the healthcare sector. Bernie brings a wealth of capital markets experience, a broad array of relationships with public-market investors, and deep experience helping emerging life sciences companies raise equity capital.

Bernie holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, McDonough School of Management.



  • Senior Partner, Capital Formation

    Current role

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