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Slone Partners and Bonneville Labs, the provider of shared laboratories, workspaces and services for life science and hard tech companies, produced a live panel discussion with some of the most respected healthcare industry bankers and investors in San Francisco. Life Sciences Springs Ahead marked an opportunity for an insightful conversation about what’s hot and what’s not in healthcare finance following Q1.

Moderated by Jon Norris and Barbara Alcaraz Silva, Ph.D. of Silicon Valley Bank, and accompanied by panelists Dylan Morris of CRV, and Shahram Seyedin-Noor of Civilization Ventures – the event was attended by dozens of life sciences C-suite executives and insiders and produced a number of fascinating takeways:

The pressure is on for people capital.  The strong economy, along with tight labor markets and increased investments, is resulting in unprecedented lateral and upward mobility for talent.  More companies receiving more capital means retaining talent has never been more difficult or more important.


Total investments in 2019 are on track to meet or eclipse 2018’s $16 billion banner year.


Capital and investments are heavily flowing into biopharma.


When making investments, bankers, VCs and PE groups equally scrutinize the underlying science and technology, along with the expertise of the founders.


2018 marked the turning point where computer science and technology fully infiltrated life sciences.

At Slone Partners, People Are Our Science®. To learn more about our executive search practice within the life sciences, precision medicine, and diagnostics communities, write info@slonepartners.com or visit www.slonepartners.com.

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