13th edition


December 3rd & 4th, 2024


December 11th& 12th 2024


Michael Salako

Senior Investment Associate // New Ventures and Transactions Executive
United KingdomStart Codon // Cancer Research UK

Michael has both broad scientific and commercial expertise. With a strong passion for facilitating entrepreneurship, he is currently part of the New Ventures and Transactions team at Cancer Research UK focused on identifying, transacting and seed-investing in next-generation oncology spin-out opportunities (both within and outside the charity’s network).

Complementing this passion to support new venture creation, Michael also works as a Senior Investment Associate at Start Codon, a venture capital fund, which focuses on supporting highly disruptive ideas, founded on strong science and a driven team, to enable them to realise the full potential of their work.

Michael has a first-class degree in Biochemistry, a PhD in Molecular Virology and Molecular Toxicology, an MBA focused on finance and entrepreneurship, postdoctoral experience in immuno-oncology, drug discovery expertise to Principal Scientist level and is a Certified Licensing Professional.

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