Feb 15, 2018
You are welcome to join us for the first Forum this year on 2nd March 2018 at 4.30pm for the IIB Forum, kindly sponsored by ATEED at the FALE PASIFIKA, The University of Auckland.
This month we welcome biotechnology and agri-tech entrepreneur Howard Moore, CEO Pictor, to talk about his experiences as an entrepreneur in the Biotech Sector.
Howard Moore graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Food Technology. His early career was in the New Zealand dairy industry with NZ Co-op Dairy Co, Alfa Laval, NZ Dairy Board and Kiwi Dairies. He was a driving force in the New Zealand dairy industry committing to invest $150 million in an ag-biotechnology start-up company; ViaLactia. Howard and the late Professor Ross Clark were co-founders of Tercica, an Auckland start-up company which relocated to the USA, in-licensed and then had IGF-1 approved as a drug and achieved a listing for Tercica on NASDAQ. Howard then returned to New Zealand and became Executive Director for Direct Capital’s $100 million life sciences fund, BioPacificVentures. Howard has also has spent 6 years working in the dairy industry in China. His career has been hallmarked by fund raising, commercialising technology, developing early stage companies, and sales and marketing.