Kabeer Aziz

Kabeer co-founded Adjuvant Capital following his time at the Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF), where he led and helped manage the fund’s investments in Themis (now part of Merck), Univercells, Atomo Diagnostics (ASX: AT1), and Access Bio (KOSDAQ: 950130), among others. Prior to GHIF, Kabeer spent time at Metalmark Capital investing across the healthcare sector, as well as Greenhill & Co., where he advised on biopharmaceutical M&A transactions.

Kabeer is based in New York and currently serves on the Board of Directors of AN2 Therapeutics, MinervaX, Quantoom Biosciences, and Pulmocide, while also supporting Adjuvant’s engagement on the Boards of Yisheng Biopharma, and previously, Themis. He graduated with honors from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Kate Bingham

Kate is Managing Partner at SVLS and is based in London.

Kate currently serves or has served on the boards of companies in the UK, US, Ireland, Sweden and Germany. She has been responsible for past investments in Affinium, Alantos, Auxilium, Convergence, ESBATech, EUSA, Hexagen, Kinetix, KuDOS, Leukosite, MedNova, Micromet, Oncoethix, PowderMed, RespiVert and Vantia and current investments including Atopix, Autifony, Bicycle, Calchan, Kalvista, Karus, Kesios, Pulmocide, TopiVert and VHSquared. Kate has played an active role in setting up the new Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) and serves on the DDF Investment Committee as well as the Investment Committees for all SV’s funds. Prior to joining SVLS, Kate worked in business development for Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA and at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm. Kate has a first class degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University and graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA (Baker Scholar).

Dan Burgess

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dan Burgess is Chairman and CEO of Pulmocide. Mr. Burgess was previously founder, President and CEO of Rempex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an antibiotic company that was sold to the Medicines Company (now Novartis). Two antibiotics developed by Rempex have since been approved by the FDA. Prior to Rempex he was President and CEO of Mpex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company that advanced an inhaled antibiotic for cystic fibrosis patients into Phase 3 clinical trials before it was acquired by Aptalis (now Abbvie).  The product was ultimately approved in Europe and Canada. Mr. Burgess is also a Venture Partner with SV Health Investors and is chairman of the board of several public and private biotechnology companies.

Dan is a graduate of Stanford University (AB, Economics) and Harvard Business School (MBA).

Sabine Dandiguian

Sabine Dandiguian is Managing Partner at Jeito Capital and has over 30 years of experience in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industry with a proven track record in commercialization, new business models and management. She spent more than 20 years in growing business leadership positions at Johnson&Johnson, in particular as President of Janssen France in 2005 where she managed to transform the business model of a company founded on general medicine into a company focused on highly specialized domains (oncology, virology, psychiatry). After 5 years, she was appointed Managing Director of European emerging countries, in charge of a cluster covering Russia, Turkey, Middle East and Africa, and 3 years after was promoted Company group Chairman, President Europe in the Medical Sector of Johnson&Johnson leading a business of $3,5Md and 4500 people.

Sabine Dandiguian has been recognised as Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and is a member of the «Assemblée des 100» of Institut Pasteur.

She is member since the inception of W.I.T.H association (Women Innovating Together in Healthcare)
Ms. Dandiguian received her financial degree from ESCP Business School.

Matthew Foy

Non Executive Director

Matthew is a partner at SR One in London.

Matthew joined SR One’s London office in 2011. Previously he was a Vice President at Greenhill & Co, an M&A Investment Bank and Private Equity firm in New York. His portfolio companies include Asceneuron, AtoxBio, Progenitor, PsiOxus, Puridify and VHSquared.

Matthew studied Molecular Biology at The University of Oxford; Drug Discovery at UCL; Corporate Finance at The London Business School and holds various FSA & SEC qualifications

Steve Knight

Stephen Knight joined F-Prime Capital in 2003 where he serves as President and Managing Partner. He has worked in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for over 25 years and invests broadly across healthcare.  Steve currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Forum Pharmaceuticals (formerly EnVivo Pharmaceuticals) and serves on the Board of Directors of Innovent Biologics, Proteostasis Therapeutics, Iora Health, Pulmocide, Semma Therapeutics and Denali Therapeutics. Steve previously served on the boards of several private and public health care companies including, Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ: BPMC) FoldRx Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer), Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IRWD), NextWave Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer), and Respivert, Ltd (acquired by J&J).

Prior to joining F-Prime Capital, Steve held various senior management roles in private and public biotechnology and consulting companies. He also was a researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories, the National Institutes of Health, and Yale University. He holds an M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine, an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Organization and Management and received a B.S. in biology from Columbia University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Fiona MacLaughlin

Dr. MacLaughlin joined Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC) in May 2020 as Senior Director, Venture Investments, and is based in London, UK at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre. She brings >20 years of experience in Life Sciences, in particular founding companies and financing early stage life science technologies. Fiona’s responsibilities are focused on investing in and managing portfolio investments in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology areas in Europe.

Previously she was a Director at Inkef Capital where she led investments in and sat on the Boards of a number of portfolio companies. Before that, Fiona was an Associate at Advent Life Sciences, during which time she co-founded Boston-based Arrakis Therapeutics Inc and helped build a number of early stage companies. Her interest in innovation came from her prior role as a Business Development Manager in the Technology Transfer Division of the Wellcome Trust. There she evaluated early stage product development opportunities and investments for Translational Funding, established and ran the £45M “R&D for Affordable Healthcare” fund, a joint venture with the Indian Government supporting development of new technologies in India, and was part of the founding team with Merck & Co Inc, a joint venture leading to the formation of the Hilleman Laboratories, Delhi. Prior to joining Wellcome, Fiona was held senior operational roles in a number of biotech/medtech companies. She is a Pharmacist by training and has a PhD in drug delivery (Nottingham University).

Pete Strong

Pete is Pulmocide’s Chief Scientific Officer. Pete’s pharmaceutical industry career between 1980 and 2003 was spent at Glaxo, GlaxoWellcome and GlaxoSmithKline with a focus on respiratory drug discovery and development. Pete co-founded Respivert with Garth Rapeport and colleagues in 2007. Following the acquisition in 2010 by Centocor Ortho Biotech, Pete was a member of the small team which licensed the appropriate Respivert intellectual property rights to Topivert Ltd, leading to the successful Series A funding of that company. With Garth and colleagues, Pete then co-founded Pulmocide Ltd. in 2013.

Sam Williams

Sam is Managing Partner, Life Sciences, at IPGroup.

Sam has over 20 years’ experience in the biotechnology industry, both as a top-ranked equity analyst in the City and, subsequently, as an investor and chief executive. He is Founder and Executive Chairman of Istesso Limited, a Phase 2 drug-discovery company, and oversees the Life Sciences portfolio for the FTSE250 company IP Group plc. He serves as a non-executive director of Diurnal Group plc, Microbiotica Ltd, Psioxus Ltd and Kuur Therapeutics Ltd. Sam holds a PhD in molecular biology from Cambridge and a degree in biology from Oxford.