An invitation to a University of Auckland Bioscience Enterprise Friday Forum, sponsored by NZTE

Date: Friday 27th April, 2012
Time: Presentation 4:30pm, followed by drinks and nibbles
Venue: SBS Reception Lounge (Common Room)

Title: Channelling Success
Presented by Brent Ogilvie, Pacific Channel’s founder and CEO.

As much as it sometimes seems that the bioindustry needs a little supernatural help, this is more of the guiding in the right direction type of channelling!

Pacific Channel
is now into its 7th year of providing support for young innovative life science companies. These companies range from bioactives and functional foods to biofuels; agbio and environmental technologies to diagnostics.

Pacific Channel has founded 7 companies with scientists to develop and commercialise novel technologies. Sourcing finance, providing guidance, management and governance as needed, Pacific Channel provides valuable survival tools to companies crossing the ‘valley of death’. They have placed investment of $0.5m to $5m for 14 ventures in 22 rounds totalling over NZD20m. This includes Pacific Channel’s role since mid-2008 as a seed and early stage investor in partnership with the NZ Venture Investment Fund, and a number of wealthy co-investors.

Pacific Channel’s founder and CEO, Brent Ogilvie, together with his colleagues Dr Robert Feldman and Mitali Purohit, will share their insight into what drives investment into start-up and early stage life science companies. Pacific Channel has led 20-33% of all seed & early stage NZ life science deals over the last 5 years and they will focus especially on what attracts both local and international capital to NZ companies.

Please join us as Pacific Channel shares its experience of the characteristics and attributes of companies that lead to investment and success.

All welcome. RSVPs to Margot Bethell for organizational purposes would be greatly appreciated. Please email director@bioscienterprise.ac.nz or phone (09) 373 7599 ext 89625 or 0274 305 758.