Thursday, September 22, 2016
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Check-in and Networking
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Panel Presentation
6:00 PM -
Venture Cafe* Networking 

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CIC - Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway
5th Floor, Havana Room
Cambridge, MA 02142

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Dori Corley, Marketing & Business Development Coordinator
Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC

* This event occurs at the Venture Cafe located at the Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor. Visitors must comply with Venture Cafe attendance policies (see http://bit.ly/vc-credo for more details.)

Funding Models in Biotech

MBBP Life Sciences Series - Panel 3


Please contact Dori Corley at dcorley@mbbp.com to be added to the waitlist. 

Today’s financing environment for emerging biotech companies presents a number of challenges. Venture capital funds are ever more cautious about taking risk, and some players have departed the field at the early stage. Government grants have also closed their spigots in recent years, as the volume of government funding has plummeted dramatically. However, new players have entered the fray in the last few years, including family offices, super angels, strategic partners and foreign investors, replacing the investment dollars previously offered by institutional investors.  So where does an emerging biotech company forage for precious dollars? Come join us on September 22nd at the CIC in Cambridge to hear a panel of experts discuss these trends. At the event, you will discover, among other ideas:

  • Where and how to find the new players;
  • What areas of interest are these players financing;
  • How to optimize your chances of success;
  • What are deal structures looking like?

John Hession,
 Partner, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC - @morsebarnes

Josh HamermeshVice President, Locust Walk

Dana Callow, Managing General Partner, Boston Millennia Partners

John Gustofson, Sr. Director, AbbVie Ventures