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David Flanders

Advisor Cambridge, United Kingdom, GB

Life science executive & CEO, interim & consultant: equity fund-raising, strategy, business development, market analyses for biotech, agtech

Life science executive & CEO, interim & consultant: equity fund-raising, strategy, business development, market analyses for biotech, agtech

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Operations

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

GrainSense

Advisor

Overseas inward investors
Big data start up
Hand-held agricultural technology device
Bioinformatics companies
UK research park investors
Hand-held DNA medical device
Stem cell company

Positions

Owner David Flanders Consulting January 2007 - present
Chief Executive Officer Agrimetrics January 2016 - present
Chief Executive Officer Eagle Genomics Ltd September 2011 - February 2014
COO Biosystems Informatics Institute 2005 - 2006
Head of Basic Technologies (Senior Director) Lion Bioscience 2000 - 2004
CEO and Co-Founder GrainSense April 2014 - June 2015
Chief Executive Officer Eagle Genomics Ltd. September 2011 - February 2014
Site Head Stem Cell Sciences January 2008 - December 2010
COO Life Technologies 2005 - 2006
Head of Basic Technologies (Senior Director) LION bioscience 2000 - 2004
Senior Bioinformaticist Major Agricultural Technology Company 1999 - 2000
Head, Database Group (Technical Manager) Stanford University School of Medicine 1995 - 1999

Education

The Australian National University Developmental Biology 1981 - 1985
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Agricultural Botany (Plant Sciences) 1977 - 1980

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Outsourcing • Bioinformatics • Genomics • Life Sciences • Stem cells

Key Accomplishments

GrainSense Ltd & OY, CEO & Co-Founder:
Established and headed new UK & Finnish companies, negotiated IP release
Developed business plan and investment materials
Led fund raising, including negotiating convertible loan
Eagle Genomics Ltd, CEO:
Fundraised £1 million
Led company growth, doubling turnover and staff
Diversified company’s offering, including development of first product
Stem Cell Sciences, Site Head:
Managed site, facilities, all staff (R&D, Production, Finance, G&A), external consultants, and projects
Responsible for £MM site budget; implementation and delivery of corporate goals
Business development and licensing/IP negotiations

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Steve Gardner
We worked together  •  CEO, RowAnalytics Ltd and CSO, OZO.
David is a smart and energetic entrepreneur with a fantastic track record built across multiple cutting edge companies.
David Hansen
We worked together  •  Board Member, Health Informatics Society of Australia | Your digital health community.
David understands whats needed for a good start up!
Miranda Weston-Smith
We worked together  •  Growth Coach - Access to Finance, GrowthAccelerator (part of the Business Growth Service) and Founder, BioBeat.
David is a pleasure to work with, lots of ideas, positive thinking
Fiona Nielsen
They're my friends  •  CEO, Repositive (http://repositive.io) and Consultant, Glyn Independent Ltd.
David has a broad experience in starting, running and growing companies. His analytical abilities, business sense and drive will bring him r ... esults.
Hamish Drewry
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, CTO, AGRIinsight and Director, CB4 Solutions.
David has passion for the business he is driving forwards and takes on board comments, suggestions from other people.

David Hansen
Board Member, Health Informatics Society of Australia | Your digital health community.
David has a phenomenal domain expertise and network, combined with many years of business experience at executive level and an MBA, too!

Fiona Nielsen
CEO, Repositive (http://repositive.io) and Consultant, Glyn Independent Ltd.
Fiona has tremendous vision, drive, business and technical knowledge. Full of brilliant ideas, a great networker open to discussion and advi ... ce, she has that special ability that people enjoy helping to achieve her goals. She brings people with her into her plans, which is a key skill for an entrepreneur.

Fiona Nielsen
CEO, Repositive (http://repositive.io) and Consultant, Glyn Independent Ltd.
Fiona has tremendous vision, drive, business and technical knowledge. Full of brilliant ideas, a great networker open to discussion and advi ... ce, she has that special ability that people enjoy helping to achieve her goals. She brings people with her into her plans, which is a key skill for an entrepreneur.

Rowan Gardner
Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, RowAnalytics and Advisor, Ozopure Ltd.
Rowan is superb at passing on her in-depth knowledge, savviness and hard-won experience to start-ups and SMEs seeking funding, growth, oppor ... tunities and all-round sensible, insightful and practical business advice.

Rowan Gardner
Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, RowAnalytics and Advisor, Ozopure Ltd.
Rowan is superb at passing on her in-depth knowledge, savviness and hard-won experience to start-ups and SMEs seeking funding, growth, oppor ... tunities and all-round sensible, insightful and practical business advice.

Hamish Drewry
Co-Founder, CTO, AGRIinsight and Director, CB4 Solutions.
Hamish consummately pulls together drive, expert knowledge and vision with a desire and ability rapidly to learn about new areas.