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Eric de la Fortelle

Eric de la Fortelle

Venture Partner based in Basel, Switzerland

Eric joined Seventure Partners in January 2014 as a Venture Partner, particularly for investments in Benelux, Scandinavia, Northern Switzerland, Israel, the United States and Canada.

He is active in the fields of pharma, biotech, connected health and the microbiome applications in these fields.

He brings more than 20 years’ experience gained in the pharmaceutical industry, academic research and in innovative biotechnology companies.Eric began his career in 1990 as a research scientist and contributed to the field of protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography with more than 20 publications and 2000 citations.

After completing an MBA he held a business development management role in a biotech company in San Diego, California, where he was responsible for strategic partnerships.

He then led Roche Pharma’s technology alliances and licensing department for six years where he was responsoible for identifying and establishing contract agreements with innovative biotechnology companies globally. In 2011, he took over the management of a Swiss startup company, Delenex Therapeutics AG, which develops topical therapeutic antibodies for skin diseases.

Eric qualified as an engineer from the Ecole Centrale Paris and has a PhD from the University of Paris XI, and an MBA from INSEAD business school.

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