Speaking Engagement

New Developments in VC Financings -
Selling Your Soul?



San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Funding of the life science sector declined in 2010 and 2011. The remaining funding is increasingly skewed toward follow-on and later stage deals, smaller increments, more strings attached and more risk sharing.

This panel will discuss some emerging new structures and trends in initial and follow-on VC financings, including collaborating with the venture arms of big Pharma which can provide additional funding leverage as well as on-going guidance in developing a program that will be of interest to a Pharma buyer, but at what cost? The panel will also discuss the pros and cons of this emerging structure as well as other recent models for VC financings.

  • Michael J. O’Donnell, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Panel Speakers
  • Gaurav Aggarwal, M.D., Partner, Panorama Capital
  • Jonathan MacQuitty, Ph.D., Partner, Abingworth LLP
  • James Sabry, VP Genentech Partnering, Genentech
  • Stephen Thau, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Samuel S Wu, MD Ph.D., Managing Director, MedImmune Ventures




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