The People who make us

OUR TEAM

Our team of experienced scientists and finance professionals are here to help, whether you’re making an investment or raising funds.

photo

LinkedIn

Daniel Oliver

CEO

photo

LinkedIn

Patrick O'Brien

Investment Manager

photo

LinkedIn

Víctor Soriano García

CFO

photo

LinkedIn

Darren Rebeiro

CMO

photo

LinkedIn

Pilar Puig

Head of the BioExpert Network & Lead Analyst

photo

LinkedIn

Tito ESPAÑOL

COO

photo

LinkedIn

Joan Marcos

General Manager

photo

LinkedIn

Diego Garcia

Head of Legal & Regulation

photo

LinkedIn

Jean Michel Terme

Back office Manager

photo

Becca Toogood

Administrator

A POWERFUL BOARD

We are proud to be supported by a great Board. Capital Cell draws from their experience and knowledge in biotechnology and investment but also from their enthusiasm and active participation. We haven't put their pictures up here just because it looks good: every Board member has a direct, hands-on role in the daily operations of the company and we are extremely glad to be backed by an amazing group of professionals.

ian-web
IAN TOMLINSON Linkedin

Ian has over 25 years of experience in the life sciences sector from academic research to biotech startup to big pharma. Founded Domantis Limited with Sir Gregory Winter, acquired by GSK for $454 million. He is the former Senior VP, Head of Worldwide Business Development and Head of Biopharm R&D at GSK. Now Chairman of the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst and the Investment Committee for Apollo Therapeutics.

david-web
DAVID FORD Linkedin

David has spent 20+ years in the City / US (San Francisco) across a range of investment management roles, latterly as Managing Director at Intermediate Capital Group. David came out of a full time role with ICG in Jan 2016 to concentrate full-time on angel/early-stage investing, with a focus on life sciences. He has been an angel investor for a few years, is increasingly active as a lead investor and even takes Board positions, where his financial services / investment background is of particular use to a company.

xavier-web
XAVIER CASTELLS Linkedin

Xavier has an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona and a Masters in International Management from the University of Thunderbird in Phoenix, Arizona. He has vast experience directing companies which specialise in the banking and investment sectors. He is on the board of a large number of companies (including Capital Cell), working in the fields of technology and life sciences. Currently he is Chief Financial Officer of InKemia and has been working with them since 2002.

joan-web
JOAN MARCOS Linkedin

Joan and Jordi have worked together for over 20 years and have successfully co-founded and sold two companies for multi-million $ exits. Joan is a Senior Software Developer with experience in analysis, design, development, testing and implementation of various internet-based applications.

EXPERIENCED ADVISORS

jordi-web
JORDI RIULAS Linkedin

Jordi is Entrepreneur in Residence at the centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, working with TBDO to identify opportunities within the biotech market. Jordi and Joan bring a highly-successful partnership, extensive experience, a passion for biotech and the know-how to successfully build a company from inception to exit. Both have personally invested €100k in Capital Cell.

nigel-web
NIGEL FLEMING Linkedin

He has a PhD from Cambridge in Biochemistry with a lifetime experience in life sciences start-up companies. Board member for 12 companies and founder of 7. Founded and sold Athena diagnostics for $740M. Lecturer at Harvard Medical School and ESADE Business School (Barcelona), has chaired symposia at numerous conferences and has judged many entrepreneurship competitions. Named on 8 patents and was included in the Who’s Who of Cambridge in 2011.

Our partners

Capital Cell actively collaborates with institutions in science, investment and entrepreneurship.