Raising Capital for Lifescience Startups


3rd-4th Nov 2022


Paris, France
Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est

Sara Korchmaros is a healthcare consultant, startup mentor and entrepreneur. Sara has comprehensive accomplishments in business scaling, start-up investments and marketing in life-sciences and technology sectors.

As a health economist, she has an analytical mind and a strength for strategic thinking and logic coupled with a drive to help life science initiatives take off and grow.

She has co-founded cLAB Ventures, the global network of oncology organisations to help early-stage companies to access funding. She has a vast network in the pharmaceutical and startup ecosystem and an international background, having lived and worked in Scandinavia, Spain and the UK.


1. Introduction
Ice-breaker exercises
Managing expectations

2. Background
The Life Sciences investment space
Recent investment trends in the sector
What makes a life science startup “unicorn”

3. Startup milestones
Measuring progress with milestones
When to start raising capital

4. Sources of funding
From angel investment to Venture capital

5. Venture Capital
Venture capital’s role in a startup’s life
Venture capital or Private Equity
Structure of the venture capital industry

6. Investment seeking
Basic requirements
How to approach a VC: Step by step
What do VCs look for in a startup?

7. A killer pitch-deck
How to build a pitch deck: step by step

8. Financial Modelling
Best practices of financial modelling
In practice: Build a mock financial model

9. How to choose the ideal investor partner?
What makes a good investor and how to select the one that suits your company the most.

10. The investment process
Documents required (Data rooms)
The Cap table
Deal term negotiations
Due diligence
Contracting and deal closing

11. Exit strategies
In-depth introduction to all the various exit strategies
Strategic considerations


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The Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord is an eight-minute walk away. Charles de Gaulle Airport is 45 minutes by car or public transport.




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