BioXclan specialises in funding outstanding biotechnology and synthetic biology companies from pre-seed through to series A stages. Our team understands that molecular biology research doesn't happen overnight and we're passionate about bringing high quality, patient investment, to companies with exciting and disruptive technologies. Our focus is on ideas that have a significant impact on our environment or our health. Ultimately we want to help solve some of the biggest problems our world is facing: global warming, increasing antibiotic resistance, potential food shortages, pollution of the food chain, clean energy, personal health management and better clinical outcomes for disease.
Korea is a fast growing economy known the world over for its high tech products. In addition to providing companies with funding we want to open up the Korean market to businesses looking to expand from Europe and the US into the Asian markets. We provide a unique combination of technical expertise, high quality network contacts and access to manufacturing facilities.
Korea is also hungry for great biotech companies to invest in with the KOSDAQ (the Korean equivalent of the NASDAQ) currently having the highest P/E valuations for biotech companies worldwide. We can also help companies looking to list on the KOSDAQ.
Ho Joon Lee, Ph.D.
Cambridge University, Ph.D. Biochemistry
Equity Analyst, JP Morgan 10 years
Founder of G-SMATT, 8 years
Founder of BioXclan
G-SMATT - The world's first electronic building material
Ho Joon completed his D.Phil in Biochemistry at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University. He then spent 10 years in Hong Kong working for JP Morgan where he was involved in market and financial analysis, IPOs and investments. For the last 10 years he has been involved in entrepreneurial endeavours. Eight years ago he founded G-SMATT Co. Ltd., the company manufactures and delivers architectural media glass creating some of the largest fully transparent media facades in the world www.g-smatt.com. G-SMATT has grown into a company with global reach having branches in Hog Kong, China, Japan, California and the UK.
Orhan Ertughrul, Ph.D.
Cambridge University, Ph.D. Molecular Biology
Newcastle University, M.Sc. Computer Science
Imperial College London M.Sc./ARCS Biotechnology
UPC Director of Product Development 7 years
SupportSoft, Principle Consultant 4 years
Managing Director G-SMATT Europe
Orhan has a D.Phil in Molecular Biology from St Edmund's College, Cambridge University. He has over 20 years experience as a product professional and has held several senior roles, including founding several companies. The product management group he lead at Chello (UPC Broadband) was responsible for defining some of the first broadband products in Europe. He has also worked globally as a senior consultant for Consona Corporation in its product value programs. He has eight years experience in start-ups and extensive product marketing experience including recently winning several prestigious product awards for G-SMATT Europe.
Kiho Park, MBA
Indiana University, MBA
Experienced Start-up Professional
BionicsGene, Managing Dir., Head of Biotech Business
12 Years Experience at NICE (Credit Rating Co.)
Kiho started his career as an analyst at National Information & Credit Evaluation Inc. (NICE) which is the largest credit rating company in Korea. His experience at NICE includes corporate credit rating, marketing research, consumer credit reporting and HR. After 12 years at NICE, he moved on to start and grow numerous start up venture companies in DB marketing, customer loyalty program & CRM, IT venture incubation (managing venture funds) and network security solutions. He also has years of experience in renewable energy (wind power and solar energy), themepark development (Paramount), clothing and auto parts and auto repair estimating programs. He has dealt with numerous multinational companies including HP, Softbank, Samsung, Hundai Motors, GE and CITI Bank. At leisure, he enjoys golf, biking, movies and gourmet dining.