Arthur Franken - Gilde Healthcare

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Arthur Franken
General Partner Healthtech/Therapeutics
Venture&Growth
The Netherlands

Arthur Franken

General Partner - Healthtech/Therapeutics
Venture&Growth

Arthur Franken joined Gilde in 2001 and was part of the founding team of Gilde Healthcare. He is focusing on venture and growth capital investments in the biopharm, medtech, diagnostics and digital health sectors. He led the investments in Breath Therapeutics (acquired by Zambon), Conatus Pharmaceuticals (IPO on NASDAQ), FlowCardia (acquired by C. R. Bard), Levicept, Moximed, MTM Laboratories (acquired by Roche), Noema Pharma, ProQR Therapeutics (IPO on NASDAQ), SpliceBio and STAT-Dx (acquired by QIAGEN). He has been involved in numerous investments and divestments including Ablynx (IPO on Euronext, acquired by Sanofi-Aventis), Agendia, Amphista Therapeutics, Axonics (IPO on NASDAQ), Calypso Biotech, Eargo (IPO on NASDAQ), uniQure (IPO on NASDAQ), BG Medicine (IPO on NASDAQ), CVRx (IPO on NASDAQ), FIRE1 and Pieris (IPO on NASDAQ).

He represents Gilde on the boards of Calypso, Levicept, Moximed, Noema Pharma and SpliceBio and served as a board member for Breath Therapeutics, FlowCardia, MTM Laboratories, ProQR Therapeutics and STAT-Dx until the trade sales or IPO.

Prior to joining Gilde he was active in cardiovascular research at the Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research and TNO. He holds a master’s degree in Biopharmaceutical Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is a Dutch national.

Mika Nishimura

Operational Partner
Mika Nishimura is a seasoned senior executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in medical device industry. During her tenure as the Director of Global Marketing at Guidant Vascular Intervention and Vice President, International...

Joep Muijrers

General Partner Public Investments
Venture&Growth
Joep Muijrers joined Gilde in 2021 with two decades of broad experience in life sciences, including senior roles in portfolio management, company operations and investment banking. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer and...

Stefan Luzi

Partner Therapeutics
Venture&Growth
Stefan Luzi joined Gilde Healthcare in 2015. He is focusing on venture and growth capital investments in the biopharmaceutical sector. He led several investments and currently represents Gilde on the boards of Lava Therapeutics B.V....