13th edition


December 3rd & 4th, 2024


December 11th& 12th 2024


Bobby Kaura

Seed Investment, Global Entrepreneurial & Ecosystem Development
United KingdomIllumina For Startups

Bobby is involved in Global Entrepreneurial & Ecosystem Development at illumina, working on models that will accelerate the creation of genomics and VC backable startups.  Through Illumina For Startups, he co-launched Illumina accelerator UK, a VC-partnered model in China (Sequoia) and currently working on models in Australia, Singapore and Israel.  His function is to work with investors, lifescience stakeholders and startups to create communities, that promote this ambition.  He intends on raising funds that support early-stage startups.  Previously, he was Head, Market and Business Development EMEA, and prior to joining Illumina spent time in the NHS and several years in Pharma.  His background is Neuroscience & Genetics, IT.  He is a member of BIAs Genomic Council, mentor at Cambridge Judge and Oxford University Business School and supports NHS Innovation Accelerator.

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