Inside the mind of investors

Staying disruptive in a digital environment

September 19, 2019 Jane 0

David Guillebaud has experience in many different industries including oil, banking and aerospace. He also has lots of experience in start-ups from founding three companies, as a business angel and as a consultant where he advises CEOs and top management teams on strategy and transformation issues. In this article, he discusses how to stay disruptive in a digital environment.

As technological developments grow and became more exposed to digital transformations, I found myself in front of CEOs of top management teams, completely amazed by their inability to accept the fact that…

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The attack of founderitis and why not to forget your grandma

September 19, 2019 Jane 0

One of my heroes in life is my dad, a paediatric surgeon renowned for his abilities. He is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, but if you challenged him to commercialize something, he would fail. I wouldn’t trust him to manage a dollar. I would trust him with my life, but I would not trust him with my start-up.

That’s not a criticism of him, but if you are that incredibly smart researcher, that person who’s able to do incredible discovery on the bench, that person that has incredible scientific ability, it’s important to be realistic. Some can deal well with the crossover and some of them…

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Spotlight on: Seventure

April 10, 2019 Jane 0

Founded in 1997, Seventure is a European leader in venture capital, with €691 under management at the end of 2017. Operating primarily in Digital Technologies and Life Sciences, they’ve focused particularly on investing in microbiome, creating the first microbiome fund Health for Life. Since 2015, it has…

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Defining The Microbiome Opportunity

February 20, 2019 root 0

One of the first challenges we encounter when considering the ‘Microbiome Opportunity’ is to describe exactly what we mean by it. Here, we visualize the opportunity as a multidimensional space that organizes itself along multiple axes.

We can start by picturing an axis of mechanistic insight leading from simple associations between microbiome-based manipulations and outcomes to actual causal relationships that can be rigorously translated into robust microbiome-based applications. Along this axis, the complexity of the biological information gathered…

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