Robert Carroll Joins Sofinnova Partners as Head of Investor Relations
Sofinnova Partners, a leading European life sciences venture capital firm based in Paris, London, and Milan, announced today that it has appointed Robert Carroll as Partner, Head of Investor Relations. He will lead the firm’s fundraising and investor relations team and brings a dedicated focus to supporting and growing Sofinnova Partners’ investor base.
Dr. Carroll has a decade of experience working with institutional investors and raising capital for alternative assets. Prior to joining Sofinnova Partners, he helped establish and co-lead PwC's Global Fundraising Advisory Platform. Previously, Dr. Carroll worked at Mercury Capital Advisors, a global private fundraising and investment advisory firm, where he supported the needs of institutional investors and successfully raised capital across the alternative asset spectrum.
Prior to his career in private placement, Dr. Carroll, who holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University College London, worked as a principal scientist and project lead at Pfizer, developing pharmaceutical assets from discovery to pre-clinical and into clinical trials. He also held positions at GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly.
“We are thrilled to have Rob on board, and to be able to bring his deep scientific and financial experience to the helm of our investor relations,” said Antoine Papiernik, Managing Partner and Chairman of the firm. “Rob’s hire reflects the firm’s broader expansion and thoughtful, strategic growth,” he added. Mr. Papiernik said the company has more than €2 billion under management and that €1 billion has been raised in the last four years, while its team has continued to grow steadily.
Dr. Carroll said “Sofinnova Partners continues to be a pioneer across the life sciences value chain with the recent addition of several new fund strategies, from acceleration to later-stage, and dedicated vehicles for gene and cell therapies, as well as industrial biotechnology. My priority will be to communicate the value our strategies can bring to the portfolios of our investors.”
Dr. Carroll completed his post-doctoral research at Brock University in Canada, with a focus on the semi-synthesis of morphine and its analogues. This work was carried out in collaboration with Noramco (then a part of Johnson & Johnson) and is the subject of a number of patents.
About Sofinnova Partners
Sofinnova Partners is a leading European venture capital firm specialized in Life Sciences. Based in Paris, France, with offices in London and Milan, the firm brings together a team of 40 professionals from all over Europe, the U.S. and Asia. The firm focuses on paradigm-shifting technologies alongside visionary entrepreneurs. Sofinnova Partners invests across the Life Sciences value chain as a lead or cornerstone investor, from very early-stage opportunities to late-stage/public companies. It has backed nearly 500 companies over 48 years, creating market leaders around the globe. Today, Sofinnova Partners has over €2 billion under management.
For more information, please visit: www.sofinnovapartners.com
+1 212 223 0561
+33 (0) 6 03 35 92 05
About Business Wire
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
International AI Art Competition Enters Final Round30.9.2020 18:16:00 CEST | Press release
Ten finalists have been announced for AI Artathon, the first ever international AI Art competition held in Saudi Arabia. The finalists were revealed during a livestream event to showcase artworks created by the competitors using artificial intelligence tools and techniques. The three winning teams will be announced at the Global AI Summit on 22nd October, where they will share a prize of US$133,000. The AI Artathon is an initiative of the Global AI Summit, to highlight the creative potential of humans and machines working together to create innovative artworks. Twenty teams made up of artists, graphic designers, AI experts and programmers, competed in this stage of the competition, after qualifying during a hackathon held in Riyadh in January. Over 2,000 people from over 50 countries applied to participate in the hackathon, with 300 selected for the three-day event, where teams were formed to develop initial AI art concepts. Twenty teams were selected to take part in a bootcamp, where
VALBIOTIS Publishes Its 2020 Half-Year Results and Provides an Update on Its Global Strategic Partnership with Nestlé Health Science, its strong Financial Visibility and the Promising Advances in Its Pipeline30.9.2020 17:40:00 CEST | Press release
Regulatory News: VALBIOTIS (Paris:ALVAL) (FR0013254851 – ALVAL / eligible for the PEA/SME), a Research & Development company committed to scientific innovation for preventing and combating metabolic diseases, announces its results for the first half of 2020 and provides an update on developments since the beginning of the year. Sébastien PELTIER, CEO of VALBIOTIS, commented: "Events in the first half of 2020 have transformed our outlook and helped further boost our international recognition. With the signature of the development and marketing partnership for TOTUM-63 and the launch of the final clinical phase for this Nutrition Healthcare product, entirely financed by Nestlé Health Science, we have demonstrated the soundness of our development model. We are now moving confidently towards marketing and claim submission for TOTUM-63 and, thanks to a solid financial position, we are also working to apply this same model to the rest of our Nutrition Healthcare portfolio. At the head of the
Bittrex Global to Operate Cryptocurrency Exchange From Bermuda30.9.2020 17:16:00 CEST | Press release
Bittrex Global (Bermuda) Ltd. received a full Class F Digital Assets Business Act license to operate its acclaimed cryptocurrency exchange under the supervision of the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA). The Bermuda-based entity will provide Bittrex Global with an additional important gateway for global accounts. From its Bermuda hub, Bittrex Global (Bermuda) will offer additional digital asset services over time subject to further approval by the BMA, such as futures. “The entire crypto industry is about looking forward,” said Bittrex Global’s CEO Tom Albright. “Working with the Bermuda Government and the BMA to be part of another regulatory community that keeps innovating is extremely exciting and is an important step in increasing crypto’s penetration at all levels of the financial industry.” Bermuda Premier David Burt added “attracting Bittrex Global to Bermuda is a significant achievement. As one of the leading global exchanges, Bittrex Global’s choice of Bermuda for expanding their
GA Telesis Plans to Deliver Renewed Confidence in Air Travel Through its New Global Distribution Agreement with Honeywell for a State-of-the-Art UV Cabin Cleaning System30.9.2020 16:50:00 CEST | Press release
In an effort to help restore confidence to the flying public, GA Telesis, LLC, has teamed with Honeywell and entered into a distribution agreement to act as a global distributor for their UV Aircraft Cabin Cleaning system. This partnership is another step in the development of GA Telesis’Tarmac Solutions Group's ability to offer a fully comprehensive Specialized Tooling and Ground Support Equipment solution for airlines around the world. This cabin system utilizes Ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly traverse an aircraft cabin, galleys & lavatories in less than ten minutes. In addition to measures already being taken by airlines in flight like the use of cabin air exchange and HEPA filters, this new system, when properly applied, reduces certain viruses and bacteria on airplane cabin surfaces and can assist in creating a cleaner environment for passengers and crew after the airplane lands and before each flight. The UV cabin cleaning system is intended to help instill confidence to busine
Velodyne Lidar Announces Inaugural Trading on Nasdaq Global Select Market30.9.2020 15:31:00 CEST | Press release
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced shares of its common stock and warrants have begun trading on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbols “VLDR” (common stock) and “VLDRW” (warrants). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200930005166/en/ Velodyne Lidar is the first public pure-play lidar company and is known worldwide for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies, including revolutionary sensor and software solutions. (Photo: Velodyne Lidar, Inc.) Velodyne is the first public pure-play lidar company and is known worldwide for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies, including revolutionary sensor and software solutions. These innovative technologies deliver performance, quality and flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of industries such as autonomous vehicles and growing new markets. Currently, Velodyne serves the automotive industry with
97% of PeopleSoft Licensees Believe Current Releases Meet Their Needs30.9.2020 15:00:00 CEST | Press release
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of business software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today revealed significant findings from its recent survey of Oracle PeopleSoft licensees, which was conducted to better understand licensees’ software product and release roadmap strategies, current challenges and application support and operating plans. The survey highlights that an overwhelming 97% of respondents believe their current PeopleSoft releases meet all or most of their business needs. Further, many licensees are taking steps to maximize the value and extend the lifespan of their robust and mature current releases, including moving their PeopleSoft software to a cloud hosting platform, utilizing Application Management Services and switching their annual support to third-party support providers like Rimini Street. This press release features multimedia. View the full release
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom