Before joining Arix Bioscience at its inception, Ed spent 18 years as an equity analyst and Portfolio Manager in Europe and Australia. From 2004 to 2014, he was Head of Research at Alliance Bernstein and then a senior portfolio manager at AMP Capital, a leading Australian investment house with over A$130bn in funds under management, both in Sydney, Australia. At AMP Capital, he managed the growth equity portfolios and launched a small companies fund. As part of his responsibilities he focused on the Healthcare sector.
Prior to his move to Australia, Ed analysed European equities at UBS Asset Management and JP Morgan Investment Management. He gained an MA in Chemistry and MSc in Management at the University of Oxford and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Jonathan specialises in biotechnology investments. He currently sits on the board of Artios Pharma. Prior to joining Arix Bioscience, Jonathan spent five years at Imperial Innovations, where he was a Principal in the Healthcare Ventures team. He was involved with the formation and investment in a number of early stage companies, including Inivata, Auspherix, Abingdon Health, Cell Medica, and Psioxus. Jonathan also worked at MRC Technology, sourcing and evaluating new small molecule and antibody drug discovery projects.
He has a first class degree in biology from the University of Oxford, a PhD in Molecular Medicine from UCL, carried out postdoctoral research at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute (now Crick Institute), and published research in journals including PNAS, New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature Genetics. Jonathan also has an MBA with distinction from Imperial College, and is a Trustee of the Autism Research Trust.
Mark has over 10 years’ of experience in the life sciences industry. He was previously a principal at Longitude Capital, where he focused on investments in both private and public biotechnology and medical technology companies. Prior to Longitude, he was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where he was responsible for strategy and corporate development projects for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Before BCG, Mark worked in corporate development at Gilead Sciences and market planning at Genentech. Mark has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego.
Daniel has over 10 years’ of experience in healthcare. Daniel joined Arix Bioscience from OrbiMed Advisors, where he played key roles across investments in both biotherapeutics and medical devices. Investments he has supported include CardiAQ (acquired by Edwards), Civitas Therapeutics (acquired by Acorda), Relypsa (acquired by Galenica), Cynapsus (acquired by Sunovion), as well as other public and private companies. Prior to OrbiMed, Daniel was the Associate Director of Cardiovascular Research at Arisaph Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for pre-IND discovery and development for programs in lipid modulation. He received his MD and PhD in Biochemistry from Tufts University School of Medicine, and has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry from MIT.
Owen is focused on biotechnology. He is currently an Observer on the board of Depixus. Prior to joining Arix Bioscience, Owen spent a year at Arthurian Life Sciences, where he was an Investment Manager. He was involved with the investment in a number of companies, including Cequr, Apitope and ReNeuron. Owen also worked extensively sourcing and evaluating new opportunities.
He read biology at the University of Bristol, qualified as an accountant at Grant Thornton and spent six years working in public and private assurance and forensic investigations.