MassBio: What Constitutes Great Companies and Boards? Views from Two Life Science Leaders
- 2.27.2015 | 1:00 AM - 4:00 AM
- Hotel Marlowe 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd Cambridge, MA 02141
What constitutes great companies and boards? This program will feature Jean George, general partner of Advanced Technology (ATV) and Lightstone Ventures, an investor who focuses on life science companies and Marsha Fanucci, former chief financial officer and SVP of Millennium Pharmaceuticals who now serves as a board member for multiple biotechnology companies, including Alnylam, Forma, Ironwood and Momenta. The fireside chat will focus on Jean and Marsha's career trajectories and their observations and learnings from working as board members with management teams. The discussion will include: how great companies are identified, key elements an investor seeks in a start-up, what are best practices by management teams in working with their board, how to be an excellent board member and the key skills required for being an outstanding investor and board member. This robust and interactive conversation will be an opportunity to hear and ask about the realities of working with venture capital firms and boards.