Nooman Haque, Managing Director of Life Sciences & Healthcare at Silicon Valley Bank UK, where he leads a team dedicated to supporting early, growth stage and established businesses across all sectors of life sciences.
Andrew Muncey, CFO at Artios Pharma Ltd. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in finance and has helped Biotech companies raise in excess of $400m of equity in recent years. The companies include Artios Pharma, Bicycle Therapeutics, Kymab, Mission Therapeutics and PhoreMost. Andrew is currently Chief Financial Officer at Artios Pharma.
Ian has 25+ years’ experience in life sciences, from academic research to biotech start-up to big pharma. He founded Domantis with Sir Gregory Winter, acquired by GSK for $454m and was SVP, Head of Worldwide Business Development & Head of Biopharm R&D at GSK. Currently Chairman of Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, the UK’s first open innovation biomedical campus; chair of the Investment Committee for Apollo Therapeutics, a £40m fund dedicated to turning academic biotechnologies into novel medicines.
In a 40+ year career, during which he served with 4 of the top 10 pharma companies, David was named as co-inventor on the patent for Viagra and played a pivotal role in the discovery of Relpax, a treatment for Migraine. More recently, he has co-founded companies including Crescendo Biologics and Healx. An active angel investor, and mentor for Founders & CEOs at the Judge Institute, David chairs the board of Healx, ProFactor Pharma and Babraham Institute Enterprises Ltd.
Mark has 25+ years’ experience in the discovery of novel treatments for diseases of the nervous system. Following an early career at Pfizer, he founded Cambridge Drug Discovery and served as CEO, growing the company to exit to BioFocus for £28m. Over the past 15 years, Mark has helped to raise over £150m for various early-stage biotechnology companies and has served on the boards of 16 private and public companies.
Denise has over 25 years experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, in R&D management and as a VC. In 1999 she joined Nomura and became MD after heading the life science investment team investing globally in biotech companies. She led the Phase4 Partners MBO from Nomura in 2010. Denise has served on many US and European private and public boards, including Idenix (until acquired by Merck for $3.85bn).
Fiona was Founder & CSO of Heptares,a clinical-stage company creating novel medicines targeting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), a superfamily of receptors linked to a wide range of human diseases. Heptares was acquired by Japanese biopharmaceutical giant Sosei Group in a $400m deal in 2015.
Melanie was Founding CEO and now NED of NightstaRx, a Syncona backed private biopharmaceutical company specialised in bringing sight improving treatments to patients with retinal dystrophies. Melanie is currently CSO of BTG plc, a fast growing Interventional Medicine company on the international stage with its HQ in London.
Vishal is one of Europe’s leading digital healthcare investors. A Partner at Draper Esprit, one of the largest and most active VC firms in Europe, Vishal is a qualified physician and chairman of the Digital Health Forum. Over the last decade he has championed deals across areas including diagnostics, devices & biotech.