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February 28, 2021 47 min

It was great fun to talk with Walter Stockinger, Co-Founder of Hadean Ventures, about the topic of Life Science Investments.

We covered the following questions:

  • How do Venture Funds operate?
  • What do you need to know about approaching VCs?
  • What is the purpose of a VC?
  • Why are exits necessary for VCs?
  • And what exit strategies are relevant?
  • Why do VCs raise money, and from whom?

  • Use the opportunity to get your answer directly from a VC.

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    This one is an episode for the go-getters and never-giveupers.

    Astrid and Christian had great fun talking with Essa Saulat, Chief Growth Officer of the Austrian digital health company Symptoma.

    Essa is a seasoned entrepreneur and helped many start-ups getting off the ground.

    In this episode, he shares his life story of overcoming adversity, keeping moving forward relentlessly, and ultimately changing his world and the worlds of many p...

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    Drug Development is a challenging process. It needs profound basic research, translating scientific results into products and moving them towards the market.

    Making things more challenging deal structuring is also a b2b business, which means selling products to the pharma industry that completes the product development and brings therapeutics to patients.

    How does structuring deals with the pharma industry really work to sign one of ...

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    For more than 10 years the blockchain technology has shaped our economy. The background technology is mostly invisible for average users like me.

    On the front end, cryptocurrency has hit the news. I remember well the highs of Bitcoin in 2017. And recently, Bitcoin is rising again.

    But, and this is something I want to learn, what applications do exist that can improve the life science industries? Is there something else in the backgro...

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    A new year brings new tax rules.

    Astrid Woollard and Christian Soschner asked the Tax Experts of KPMG Austria to give an update on the newest regulations in Austria.

    We also had a chance to talk about tax advisors and auditors' roles in the start-up economy.

    Listen to this episode to learn what's new and when to consult advisors.

    If you have questions after listening to the episode, reach out to Michael and Oliver.

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    December 24, 2020 183 min

    What was hot and what not - in Blockchain and Life Science and other Tech Areas the speakers love.

    Listen about what was going on in the world in 2020 - besides SARS CoV 2.

    Speaker:
    Albert Missbichler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/albert-missbichler-3a362931/)
    Astrid Woollard (https://www.linkedin.com/in/astridwoollard/)
    Christian Soschner (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiansoschner/)
    Elisabeth Pfneisl (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elis...

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    December 20, 2020 108 min


    At the beginning of the new millennium, the next technological quantum leap began to emerge, known as the fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 for short. New technologies permit the development of new business models. In general, a business model describes a company’s business processes to achieve a defined business objective within the context of its social environment. The term sums up visions, ideas, defining features,...

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    One problem in the digital world is: We cannot feel the interaction.

    Prof. Sriram Subramanian is working on solutions for this problem. He has spun out Ultraleap from the University of Bristol. The company translates the research into products for the digital world.

    In this episode, I will talk with Prof. Subramanian about real-life applications for his inventions, the importance of touch for well-being, and the potential for the li...

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    Let's sit down for a conversation about my favorite topic: Fundraising in the Life Science Industry.

    How is it to raise significant financing rounds during a pandemic when the research focus is not related to SARS-CoV-2?

    It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Daniela Marino, CEO and Co-founder of Cutiss AG.

    Speaker:
    Christian Soschner (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiansoschner/)
    Daniela Marino  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniela-mar...

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    In the last episodes, I have talked with investors and decision-makers of the pharmaceutical industry about the importance of having a vision and passion for the life science company.

    I want to explore this topic further and ask the life science entrepreneur Christof Goetz to chat with me about finding your vision and passion for your company.

    Christof is a Serial Entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience managing complex bu...

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    In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with two Diagnostics Experts.

    Irina Korschinek, CEO of Ingenetix and Albert Missbichler, Business Angel specialized in Diagnostics.

    Do you want to know answers to all or one of the following questions?

    • What is a PCR test?
    • Why is it the gold standard for measuring SARS-Cov2 Infections?
    • What does a positive or negative test result say?
    • Why do false positives and false negatives exist. ...

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    Did you know that the successful pipeline of one of the most important pharmaceutical companies in the United States started in Europe, and scientists from Prague played a key role? Did you know that profound expertise in turning deep tech life science into a business, scale it, and go public in the US can be found in Prague since the late 80s of the previous century?

    If you want to know which US pharmaceutical companies pipeline st...

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    Listen to my inspiring conversation with Vassilis Ragoussis about initiatives that support young scientists to become Entrepreneurs.

    We dived deep into the entrepreneurial Life Science Eco-System in Oxford, Europe, and the United States.

    If you want to know what the Eco-System in Oxford is doing for young scientist entrepreneurs, this podcast is for you.

    Learn more about Oxford University Biotech Society and Oxford Foundry.

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    Listen to my conversation with Nicolaj Højer Nielsen about the life of an early-stage investors in Europe.

    Nicolaj Højer Nielsen is a serial entrepreneur and business angel who has been building startups since 1999. He focuses on high potential startups and has co-founded and invested in thirteen companies, primarily within IT. He has experience securing funding from all possible sources – friends and family, business angels, VC fun...

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    We are in the 7th month of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in Europe.

    Governments are doing what’s necessary to deal with the situation.

    More and more governments are initiating strong measures to control the infection rate with SARS-CoV-2. Israel has announced a second lockdown from September 18 for about three weeks.

    There is a lot of coverage of European measures in the local news. Also, a lot of information is published about actions tak...

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    September 23, 2020 52 min

    Do you want to know how to approach Pharma?
    Do you want to learn what information is needed to partner a life science project with Pharma?
    And how long the process takes?

    Then this podcast is for you.

    Listen to the expertise of Natalia Novac, Director of Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Eli Lilly.

    Natalia has profound experience in strategy, corporate, and business development. She had leading roles at Merck and now Eli Lilly.

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    In light of the pandemic, the Life Science Industry is changing. One of the positive developments: The industry is moving faster. The necessity of developing diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines against this novel viral threat quickly generates a steep learning curve for all of us.

    In this episode, I am talking with Peter Llewellyn-Davies, CEO of Apeiron Biologics, how he and his team have set up a clinical phase 2 trial and a 40...

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    Since the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, more and more people got interested in the Life Science Industry.

    Scientists worldwide have worked together for decades and centuries to solve the world's most severe health problems.

    In the last decades, a unique Eco-System of start-ups, investors, industrial partners, and public funding organizations evolved out of this search for finding cures against the world's most comple...

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    Rumour has it: It takes 10-15 years to bring a new therapy to the patients. Only 1% of all scientific ideas make it to the market - is another statistical fact.

    How do those people who made developing novel therapies their mission make money on their way?

    In this episode, I have the huge pleasure to chat with Thomas Schirrmann. He has profound experience in starting companies from scratch, walking through the ups and downs of Death V...

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    How is it to start a company from scratch, found it and fund it in the US, and get customers like the US Air Force and the Department of Defence.

    In this episode, you will hear how Jessica Walsh, Founder, and CEO of RxBandz, one of the most successful women in life science in the world, did it.

    In this episode, listen to Jessica’s stories about how to get into life science out of necessity, how it is to find the right team and develo...

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