About us

Joao Ribas

João Ribas
co-founder & host

João is a dreamer who can't stand still. He is on a mission to invest in and help build disrupting life science companies. He is currently an investor at Novo Holdings and holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Before Novo, João helped launch different startups and worked for M Ventures.

Celia Cruz

Célia F. Cruz

Célia is driven by challenges and is a learning addicted, always trying to know more about technology, science and healthcare and how they will shape the future. She is a Regulatory Affairs Specialist with a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering and a M.Sc. in Bioengineering.

John Cassidy

John Cassidy

John is an (ex-)bioscientist with a passion for science & technology and their role in shaping our future. He is currently an investor at Arix Bioscience, a biotech-focused venture capital group with offices in London and New York. Before Arix he was a Consultant in L.E.K. Consulting’s Life Sciences Practice and he holds a BSc in Biochemistry from Imperial College and a PhD in Neuroscience from UCL.

Thank you to all the advisors that supported us along the way!

Music: Beauty From Nothing by David Ibbett, performed by Sophia Subbayya Vastek