Demystifying Corporate Venture – an introduction to Novartis Venture Fund and our participation in the biotech ecosystem

Demystifying Corporate Venture – an introduction to Novartis Venture Fund and our participation in the biotech ecosystem

06-21-2017 11:00 am - 06-21-2017 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Community Center
953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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Giovanni Ferrara
Venture Partner, Novartis Venture Fund

Giovanni Ferrara is a Venture Partner in Cambridge, MA, USA. He joined NVF from portfolio company Sorbent Therapeutics, where he was consulting Chief Business Officer and a consultant to leading west coast venture capital firms. Most recently, Giovanni was consulting Chief Business Officer to Sorbent Therapeutics. Previously, he was Managing Director and General Partner at Burrill & Company and began his venture capital career at GeneChem Management, where in addition to his investing responsibilities, he held operating positions in portfolio companies, including CEO of Targanta Therapeutics. He began his career in healthcare at a cancer treatment center researching experimental therapies. He received his MBA and MSc from McGill University. Giovanni serves on the boards of, E-scape, NeuroVia and Thesan Pharmaceuticals.

Upcoming Event

  • An Afternoon Tea Party for the Awesome 3 from the Magnificent 7!

    14:00-15:30
    08/31/2017
    1st Floor Conference Room, GEHC
    953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
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