Beginner's Mind
Beginner's Mind
Dec 12, 2021
#57: Jaromír Zahrádka - Bridging Science and Business in the European Life Science Eco-System
Play • 1 hr 26 min

In this episode, I have a conversation with Jaromir Zahradka and we will talk about early-stage investments in DeepTech Life Science companies. 

He has 5+ years of C-level experience and has been engaged in 8 Biotech spin-offs.  He built a unique network within CE institutions and TTOs and has deep scientific and licensing market expertise with over 20 licensing deals worth more than USD 500m. 

Jaromír was a co-founder of i&i Prague, a biotechnology incubator.

 In this episode, we will  talk about

  •  Early-stage investments in a deep tech company
  • The complexity of spinning out technology from research organizations and
  • The venture capital situation in Europe
  • and much more

 I hope you enjoy the conversation the same way I did.

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Video to the Episode:

(00:00) Intro

(01:43) Start of The Episode

(02:55) A New Fund In Town – I&I Biotech Fund

(04:40) Investment Area of i&I Biotech Fund

(06:15) How is it to found a life science fund?

(09:12) What are the challenges in raising a life science fund?

(13:25) A Fund is Teamwork

(16:06) The Life Science R&D Eco-System in Prague

(28:45) Top Level Expertise at the IOCB in Prague

(31:09) The Role of Tech Transfer Offices in the Value Chain

(39:31) How to Turn Science Into Business

(55:20) The Role of Capital in Deep Tech Life Science

(01:02:50) The Development of Talent – A Key Success Factor

(01:06:30) The perspective of Long Term Investment Funds

(01:12:15) How Can the European Deep Tech Investment Eco-System Evolve Better?

(01:19:00) Cross-Sector and International Collaborations in Europe

(01:22:30) What is the First Step Towards Turning Science into Products and Businesses?

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