David P. Purcell

Board Member

Mr. David P. Purcell is the founder and the Managing Partner of Continental Advisors LLC.

Dave got involved with the BRF because his extended family has one of just about every “brain challenge” the BRF funds research toward. He believes in the concept of providing venture capital seed grants to young neuroscientists in the hope they can leverage their initial findings into major grants from larger organizations. Dave hopes better understanding of the brain will facilitate new treatments and cures for a host of brain-related illnesses. He believes innovation often begins at the front-end of the research process, which is the BRF’s focus. He also believes there can be benefits to collaboration and cross-pollination along the brain research pipeline that can be facilitated by an organization with a broader brain mandate, like the BRF.