Alan Blake is a co-founder and CEO of Nuclein, LLC, an early-stage molecular diagnostics
company that is developing a platform for rapid, inexpensive, and portable infectious
Alan also co-founded and was CEO of Yorktown Technologies. Yorktown was best known
for GloFish®, brilliantly colored fluorescent fish, which are the world’s most visible example
of consumer biotechnology and the only widely-marketed biotech animal. GloFish was sold
to Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB) in 2017. At that point, GloFish were available in over
7,000 retail locations, with roughly 100 GloFish-branded companion products, and
underpinned approximately 15% of all sales in the ornamental fish industry.
Alan currently serves on the board of Falcon Structures, and he is an Advisory Partner for
Trinity Private Equity Group. He has formerly served as the Austin chapter president of the
Entrepreneur’s Organization, and as a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of the Austin
Area, PrideBites, LLC, and Well Aware, as well as a mentor for Incubation Station (now
SKU). Prior to co-founding Yorktown Technologies, Alan founded ClassMap, a venture-
funded online learning company that ultimately served professors at 75 universities. Alan is
also a winner of the prestigious Austin Under 40 award and holds 21 U.S. patents.
Alan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BBA with