Founder's Letter

From my first psilocybin mushroom experience, I knew my life would be dedicated to engaging our fungal allies to help people and the planet. I am so honored to be chosen for shepherding this sacred wisdom, as one leader in a long lineage of experts. The mushrooms have taught me the importance of courage, kindness, strength and wisdom. But frankly, I could not begin to imagine the depth of meaning and purpose that mushrooms had in store for me. I feel blessed with the responsibility of creating a vessel that can carry this mission forward. That vessel is MycoMedica Life Sciences, formed as a Public Benefit Corporation. My team and I invite you to join us on this epic journey. We need to join together—and will succeed with the help of those who understand the intrinsic connection and wisdom the mushrooms have shown us. We have a future to co-create. We have a future to co-nurture. We have a duty to our ancestors and descendants, who are listening, watching and guiding us. Please help fuel and guide Starship MycoMedica Life Sciences.

If we just stay at the crest of the mycelial wave, it will take us into heretofore unknown territories that will be just magnificent in their implications.

- Paul Stamets

Our Team

Driven by passion, our team brings years 
of practical experience and focus to help make MycoMedica's vision a reality.

Photo Credit: Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography

Paul Stamets

Founder & CEO

Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production. His research is considered breakthrough by thought leaders for creating a paradigm shift for helping ecosystems worldwide. He has received numerous awards, including: Invention Ambassador (2014-2015) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Mycologist Award (2014) from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), and the Gordon & Tina Wasson Award (2015) from the Mycological Society of America (MSA). In 2020, Paul was inducted into the Explorer’s Club. He has been awarded myriad patents in the field of mycology. Paul is the founder and sole owner of Fungi Perfecti, LLC, 
the maker and marketer of the category-leading myco-supplement Host Defense line.

Pamela Kryskow

Co-Founder &Chief Medical Officer

Pamela Kryskow, MD, is a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia and adjunct professor at Vancouver Island University. Her research focuses on psilocybin, MDMA and ketamine. She is the medical lead in a psychedelic therapy program for health care providers and first responders.

Tad Buchanan

Co-Founder &Chief Financial Officer

Tad co-founded the investment firm of Buchanan Investments, Inc. in 1998. He previously served as Executive Director at UBS Securities (Hong Kong and NYC) and holds an MBA from Boston College. He has 25+ years of venture capital and private equity investment experience.


MycoMedica is funded by a group of mission and values aligned investors who believe in our vision.

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