Mike Evans, Non-Executive Director
Dr Mike Evans is CEO of Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), where he has led the transformation from a licensing-led business model to a highly successful genomic products business.
Before joining OGT, Mike held a number of senior positions at GE Healthcare/Amersham Biosciences, including Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. In 2000 Mike joined Ascot plc as Managing Director, Fine Chemicals, responsible for two businesses within the Ascot plc group and was a member of Ascot’s Executive Committee. Mike has also held several non-executive directorships and was chairman of TAP Biosystems Group plc until its sale to Sartorius Stedim Biotech. Mike holds a BA, MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford
Anthony Colletta, Chairman
Dr Colletta is an experienced financier, executive and director in the life sciences industry. Anthony was awarded a Doctorate from King’s College Hospital School of Medicine, and from 1984 through 1995 held a series of distinguished research positions, including that of Group Head at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital in London, where he remains a lifetime honorary research fellow. In 1995, Dr Colletta was recruited to the post of Head of Healthcare Equity Research and Investment Banking at ABN AMRO, leading the healthcare group at ABN AMRO private equity. From 2000-2004, he served as Managing Director responsible for global healthcare equity research at Dresdner Bank in London, from 2004-2006 as CEO and Head of Global Healthcare Funds for Satellite Asset Management, and from 2006-2011 as Managing Partner at In Vivo Capital and Technikos Capital. Dr Colletta has managed more than 50 healthcare and life sciences investments and multi-hundred-million-pound portfolios. He currently acts as an angel investor and independent director and has sat on the board of more than 15 small-cap companies that have achieved successful exits.
Andrew Lynn, Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Lynn is an entrepreneur and executive with a focus on early-stage life-sciences and technology opportunities. Andrew founded the regenerative medical device company Orthomimetics Ltd, based on his PhD thesis at the University of Cambridge. He then led the company as CEO from incorporation to successful trade-sale exit. During his tenure at Orthomimetics, the company raised £7.5 million in venture capital and grant funding, established commercial-scale manufacturing capabilities and brought the flagship product through pilot clinical trials to market. In 2009, he led a process that culminated in the successful sale of the company. Dr Lynn subsequently led solid-state-lighting venture CamGaN Limited as CEO from the commencement of operations to a successful exit in 2012. His efforts have earned him recognition in Europe as an inaugural winner of a Science|Business Academic Enterprise Award and in the US as a member of Technology Review Magazine’s TR35 list of the world’s top young innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs.
Tuomas Knowles, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Professor Knowles holds a personal Professorship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge and is also a Fellow of St John’s College Cambridge. Tuomas received his PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge, and has held positions in Engineering in Cambridge and Harvard University before returning to Cambridge as a University Lecturer in 2010, Reader in 2013 and then Professor in 2015. His current research interests are focused on using physical approaches to study the self-assembly of protein molecules both in the context of disease and for the synthesis of novel functional biomaterials. Professor Knowles has received a number of distinguished awards, most recently from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Newman Foundation and the European Research Council. Professor Knowles has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Vishal Gulati, Investor Director
Dr Vishal Gulati is a Venture Partner at DFJ Esprit and one of the Europe’s leading digital healthcare investors. He is a qualified physician and is Chairman of the Digital Health Forum. Over the last decade, Vishal has championed deals across areas including diagnostics, devices & biotech. In addition to his directorship at Fluidic Analytics, he is currently on the boards of Horizon Discovery PLC and EcoEos. His investments include Napo Pharmaceuticals, Glenmark, Renovo, Phagenesis and he has also held board positions at Psynova Neurotech, Bioscale and Enigma Diagnostics. Prior to joining DFJ Esprit, Vishal worked at Atlas Venture, The Wellcome Trust and Radiant Capital.