SPARK Studio: Life Science Pitch Strategies & VC Due Diligence




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This event is delivered by SPARK The Midlands (Aston University)

Join SPARK The Midlands for an insightful discussion on ‘Life Science Pitch Strategies and VC Due Diligence.’

Dr Glenn Crocker MBE will explore the critical elements of early stage pitches and the rigorous due diligence process. Attendees will gain valuable insights into how to effectively present preclinical research to potential investors, highlighting key factors that VCs consider when evaluating early-stage medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical ventures.

Topics will include:

– What an early-stage investor is looking for

– Crafting compelling pitches that capture investor interest

– Understanding the due diligence process from a venture capital perspective

– Strategies for showcasing the scientific, commercial and financial viability of preclinical projects

– Real-world case studies and lessons learned from successful funding rounds

This discussion is essential for entrepeneurs, researchers and startup teams looking to secure venture capital funding for their preclinical innovations.

This talk will be led by Dr Glenn Crocker, who is Executive Director of Pioneer Group, a company that creates human and planetary health ecosystems through venture building and real estate.

At Pioneer, Glenn is responsible for the venture building and venture investment business. Over 30 years in the industry, he has co-founded and invested in many life science companies, especially in the discovery and development services sector.

As founding CEO of BioCity Group, he built a successful business that was acquired by Trinity Investment Management in 2021, providing an excellent exit for shareholders and leading to the formation of Pioneer Group.

He has a D Phil in Immunology from Oxford University and qualified as a chartered accountant with EY, where he ran the UK Biotech practice. In 2014 he awarded an MBE for services to the biotechnology industry.

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