Career Profile: Jordi Xiol, Senior Associate at Ysios Capital

Venture capital companies employ life scientists to help them make investment decisions concerning life science start-ups.  We recently spoke to EMBL Alumnus Jordi Xiol about how he moved from fundamental research to a venture capital role. He advises that – in addition to solid scientific knowledge, some knowledge of biotech / drug discovery, and ability to make quick decisions – interpersonal skills are really important for venture capital: your network will be very important to your work. Jordi developed his knowledge of biotech & drug discovery using Twitter and the stock market, and built his network by reaching out to people for a coffee.

Please find the full interview below.

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