All-Star Lineup: See These Industry Experts Speak at RESI San Francisco

12 Dec

By Claire Jeong, Director of Research, Asia BD, LSN


LSN is busily preparing for our largest conference of the year, RESI San Francisco, during JPM week on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020. In our last RESI SF conference, we had over 1,200 attendees join, making it our largest conference to date.

This time, we are featuring 3 tracks of panels and workshops that encompass a wide variety of sectors within life science and healthcare, including more specialized topics relevant to current industry trends. For the very first time, we are also dedicating an entire track for Featured Company Pitch Sessions, which will be a valuable opportunity for companies to showcase their technologies.

The ultimate goal of our panels and workshops is to provide valuable insights to fundraising early-stage companies, especially on how groups can effectively seek to work with investors and strategic partners. RESI strives to feature industry players from large VCs to new funds, from large corporations to angel investors, to lend their expertise to the entrepreneurs attending RESI. With excellent returning speakers and many new contributors, the panel lineup at this RESI is sure to be one of the best we’ve had.

For those who are already registered for RESI, we highly encourage you to attend some panels that are relevant to your company’s interests. If you’re interested in hearing from and meeting active industry experts, but haven’t registered, it’s not too late!

Without further ado, here are some of the panelists who will be joining our panels and workshops at RESI San Francisco:


Chris Haskell
VP, Head Open Innovation Center – North America West

Joyce Chan
Director of External R&D

Anne Wellington
Managing Director
Cedars-Sinai Health Accelerator

Richard Proscia
Senior Associate
Providence Ventures

Brent Stackhouse
Managing Director
Mount Sinai Ventures

Wei Wu
Senior Associate
Illumina Ventures

Mike Ryan
Co-Founder & CEO
Bullet Point Network

Brent Ahrens
General Partner
Canaan Partners

Christina Takke
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
V-Bio Ventures

Roel Bulthuis
Managing Director
INKEF Capital

Claudia Karnbach
Head of Business Development & Licensing, Oncology

David Cruikshank
ARCH Venture Partners

Dani Bach
+ND Capital

Bill Hyun
Venture Partner
Genoa Ventures

Chihiro Hosoya
BD/VC Head
Astellas Rx+ Business Accelerator

Ronald Dorenbos
Head, Innovation Management & Scouting

Nicholas Mourlas
Senior Director, New Ventures
Johnson & Johnson

Gerry Brunk
Managing Director
Lumira Ventures

Neil Swami
Catalyst Health Ventures

Z Haroon
Chairman and General Partner
Julz Co LLC

Lauren Tyra
Principal Scientist
Green Park & Golf Ventures

Kwame Ulmer
Venture Partner
Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health

Diana Saraceni
Founder and Managing Partner
Panakes Partners

Ted Driscoll
Managing Partner
DigitalDx Ventures

Noel Jee
Senior Associate
Illumina Ventures

Sharon Chan
Head of JLABS @Shanghai
Johnson & Johnson

Weiyong Sun
Senior Director, Specialty Medicine Search & Evaluation, Global Business Development
Daiichi Sankyo

Lu Han
Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific
Lumira Ventures

Yao Li Ho
Senior Director of Business Development
LYFE Capital

Yanghuan Bao
Investment Partner
BOHE Angel Fund

Michelle Gon
McDermott Will & Emery Shanghai Offices

David Xu
Chief Business Officer
Viva Biotech

Frank Yan
Operating Partner
3E Bioventures

Elona Baum
Managing Director
DEFTA Partners

Tad Weems
Managing Director, Early Stage Partnerships
Agilent Technologies

Jiwon Huh
Director of Corporate Strategy
Boryung Holdings

Lu Zhang
Founder & Managing Partner
Fusion Fund

Xinhong Lim
Vickers Venture Partners

Yizhen Dong
11.2 Capital

Miraj Sanghvi
DigiTx Partners

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