Oliver Sexton

Oliver Sexton

Oliver invests from UKI2S, an early stage seed/series A fund that backs companies developing complex science and engineering led solutions to global challenges. Specialising in life science investments Oliver joined UKI2S in 2014. He has therapeutic, med tech, agritech and industrial biotech companies in the portfolio and sits on the board of Ikarovec, a gene therapy company and Gyreox, a macrocycle company as well as observer positions at the cell therapy company Cytox.

Prior to joining UKI2S Oliver managed commercialisation of bioengineering and medical technologies at Imperial Innovations and worked at Ark Therapeutics as well as managing a team of biotech buy-side analysts.

Position Investment Director

Telephone 0121 710 1990

“Turning world-leading research into profitable companies is no simple matter, but we are now at a point where many of those technologies are suitable for broad commercial application. The UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund is providing not just capital, but the expertise and the networks to maximize the chances of success in existing markets and in the new markets that synthetic biology enables.”



Oliver Sexton

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