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Laurence Barker


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Laurence joined SV Health as Chief Business Officer of the DDF in February 2016.

DDF Portfolio Board Roles
Amathus Therapeutics, AstronauTx, Autifony Therapeutics, Bicycle Therapeutics, and Therini Bio.

Prior to joining the DDF, Laurence was Head of Investment Management in Worldwide Business Development at GSK where he was responsible for managing GSK’s venture investment portfolio, covering both direct equity positions as well as a venture fund-of-funds portfolio. In addition, he led licensing transactions for the pharma R&D business. Prior to GSK, Laurence worked in business development at biotech companies Syntaxin and MorphoSys.

Academic Credentials
Laurence received his Masters degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and an MBA from Cambridge.


Exited Investments (M&A, IPO & Recapitalization)