Lab Central Speaker Series SVB

Stops & Starts: What's Got Biotech Fueled Up for 2017?

April 5, 2017

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Time:  2:30PM
Location: Lobby


In this LabCentral Speaker Series event (sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank), Jonathan Norris will review SVB's annual report on the healthcare industry. Silicon Valley Bank annually analyzes the fundraising, investment, M&A and IPO activity of private, venture-backed biopharma, medical device and diagnostic/tools companies. 
Join us and hear Jon's expert take on the report's findings. Discover how 2016 compares to previous years, discuss the most active VC firms, learn what indications in biotech/pharma attracted the most investment, and much more. Jon will leave you with an understanding of what a slowing IPO and M&A market in 2016 means for 2017, and what you should expect from deals and exits this year. 

2:30pm | Registration & Networking*
3:15pm | Presentation
4:00pm | Q & A
*Light snacks and refreshments will be served courtesy of SVB

Jonathan Norris | Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Jon Norris is a managing director for SVB's Healthcare practice. Norris oversees business development efforts for banking and lending opportunities as well as spearheading strategic relationships with many healthcare venture capital firms. He also helps SVB Capital through sourcing and advising on direct equity co-investment and limited partnership allocations. In addition, he has authored numerous thought leadership pieces examining the flow of capital into healthcare, including detailed analysis of venture-backed M&A and IPOs.
Norris has more than thirteen years of banking experience working with life science companies and venture capital firms. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California, Riverside and a juris doctorate from Santa Clara University. Jon spends most of his non-banking time with his family in Los Altos, attending and coaching many youth sports. An avid baseball fan, he still plays baseball in a men's baseball league in San Jose. 

Upcoming LabCentral Speaker Series Topics:

  • Managing your IP
  • Stress Management
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