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How Top Biotech Venture Capitalists Evaluate Companies

by | February 13, 2020

Join BCBA, Bay Bridge Bio and SVB on Thursday, February 13th for an exciting panel discussion!

What do biotech VCs look for in a pitch? What do they discuss in partnership meetings? How can you run a fundraising process that maximizes your chances of success?

In this event, some of the best biotech VCs in the world will address these questions:

  • Julie Grant, General Partner, Canaan
  • JJ Kang, Partner, The Column Group
  • Mira Chaurushiya, Principal, 5AM Ventures
  • Sarah Bhagat, Principal, Sofinnova
  • Rich Gaster, Principal, venBio
  • Cristina Ghenoiu, SVP of R&D Operations, Epirium Bio

The event will consist of two “mock pitches”: a panelist will play the role of CEO of a hypothetical startup, and pitch to the rest of the panel. The panel will ask questions, critique the idea, and provide their perspectives on whether it is a good investment.

We will wrap up with advice on how to run a successful fundraising process: how to create a target list of investors, how to get intro meetings and assess interest, how to follow up, and how to drive to a close.

The panel is comprised of some of the best biotech VCs in the world. The panelists have all played active roles not just in funding great companies, but in incubating and building companies from the ground up.

Learn more about the panelists below.

This event is part of Biotech Startup School. Biotech Startup School is a free 10 week course on how to start a biotech company, with speakers who have built and funded successful biotech companies. Learn more about Biotech Startup School here:

The event will be held at Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus. Directions can be found here.

More Details and Register Here

Watch the Recording Here