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Carabiner was founded by Cabot Brown who previously headed healthcare investment banking groups at Prager & Co;  GCA Savvian; Seven Hills Partners, which he co-founded; and Volpe Brown Whelan, which he joined at its founding.  He also co-founded Brown, McMillan & Co., a private equity firm.  He began his career in finance at Lehman Brothers.

Cabot was a non-executive director of GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: GWPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company based in the UK, until it was acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals in May 2021 for $7.2 billion.  He currently serves as a non-executive director of X-System, a private UK-based company developing music therapies to treat neurological disease.  He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Epic CleanTec, a developer of wastewater treatment systems, which he helped create; and is an advisor to Distributed Media Lab, which is seeking to fill the information void left by the demise of local newspapers in the US.  Previously, Cabot has served as a director of several private companies. 

He is Trustee Emeritus and former Board Chair and Trustee of The Thacher School and had similar roles at Town School in San Francisco.  He also served as a Director of the BASIC Fund, an educational foundation.   Cabot has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and the Haas School, UC Berkeley.  He has been a guest columnist for Climate & Capital and worked as a journalist at the Los Angeles Times, ABC News, and Rolling Stone magazine. 

Cabot earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987 with high distinction as a George F. Baker Scholar and an AB cum laude from Harvard College in Government in 1983.

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