Who We Are
Oyster Venture Partners consists of a multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced operational deal makers who have worked across the biotechnology, therapeutic, diagnostic, medical technology, digital healthcare and healthcare
sectors around the globe. Our culture centres on closely partnering our client base, throughout the capital raising process supporting all levels of experienced leaders with a wide range of funding and corporate transactions.
Meet the Team
40 years’ international business development experience in corporate information technology (IBM and DECorp), and in Life Sciences in SME-level innovation. Oyster co-founder and lead sponsor of Oyster’s unique platform solution to accelerate investment capital raising processes.
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Chief Executive Officer
25+ years’ of international corporate transaction experience, with a driving passion for supporting innovation in healthcare. Oyster co-founder and lead sponsor of Oyster’s unique platform solution to accelerate investment capital raising processes.
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Michael Fasosin, MSc, BSc
Chief Technology Officer
Award-winning Chair, Board advisor, investor and entrepreneur with track record delivering industry-leading IT solutions to facilitate complex in-market transformations. 30+ years’ expertise, developing board-level strategies to shape brands, digital experiences and governance frameworks
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Sarah Taylor, MA, FCIPD
Chief People Officer
International Board level experience in FTSE companies, Investment Banking & Private Equity gained in Professional Services, Life Sciences and the TIC (Testing, Inspection & Certification) sectors. Leading Oyster’s commercial and scientific Advisory Boards development strategies.
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Venture Partner Team
Laurent Pacheco, MD, MBA, PhD
Venture Partner – Biotechnology
International board experience, medical doctor, former management consulting leader: PwC Healthcare, Syneos Health MD (market access & healthcare economics). King’s College faculty & research co-director. Graduate of Private Equity Institute, Oxford University.
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Kris Motmans, PhD
Venture Partner – Biotechnology
Serial senior advisor within Life Sciences, covering both public and private transactions, investment sourcing and completions, also inter alia CBO to a contract research organisation, formerly MD to a project management company, corporate development adviser to a cell therapy company.
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Carl Weir, B.Comm
Venture Partner & CDO – Digital Health & Data Valuation
Serial digital transformation/product strategy innovator in finance, legal, AI, ML, Big Data, blockchain, payments, digital healthcare and data valuation. Significant investment banking background – HSBC, ABN AMRO, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Westpac, Wall Street Systems
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Aswad Martin, MSc, BSc
An accomplished Data Scientist with a background in statistical analysis including hypothesis testing, data manipulation and exploratory data analysis, backed by object-oriented programming, now a key contributor to Oyster’s new growing Data Valuation business.
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Business Engagement Team
Benny Daniëls, MSc
Business Engagement & Scientific Advisory Lead
40 years’ corporate / SME business development and consulting experience in US, Scandinavia, Baltics, UK and India. Strong biopharmaceutical industry history (GSK Biologics, Johnson & Johnson) in immuno-biologicals, personalised medicines and small molecules.
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Charlotte Wuyts, MSc, BSc
Business Engagement Analyst
Experienced with cell-derived extracellular vesicles as a nanotherapeutic for multiple sclerosis amongst several other indications, including RNA extraction and qPCR techniques, a passionate business developer in the preclinical research services business, and new business evaluator.
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Kaarel Aulik, FVMA
10+ years’ experience within the healthcare sector (Johnson & Johnson), supporting strategic decision-making through market analytics and insight generation. Leading Oyster’s database stratification to fast track the matching of founder to funder.
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Andrew D’Alton, BA
2+ years’ experience supporting Oyster’s investment market analytics team, including database development, campaign execution, and venture capital and private equity deal trend reporting. A parallel career as a producer, scriptwriter and actor.
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