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.

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....

Sanne de Jongh

Investment Manager Therapeutics
Venture&Growth
Sanne de Jongh joined Gilde Healthcare in 2017 and focuses on the biopharmaceutical sector. She is involved in deal sourcing, assessment of investment cases and portfolio management. She represents Gilde on the board of Calypso...

Dan Secor

Senior Associate Healthtech
Venture&Growth
Dan Secor joined Gilde Healthcare in 2020 in the Cambridge office and focuses on the Healthtech sector. He was part of Gilde’s investment teams in Eargo, Spire Health and Nalu Medical, where he serves or...