Pierre Laborde / Director of Investments, Fonds Bio-Innovation
Mr. Laborde is a senior chemical engineer and MBA who brings with him over 25 years of experience in the fields of technology development and business management. In his early career, he was a member of a team assessing feasibility studies for overseas industrial projects under the financing of international organizations.
Mr. Laborde was a co-founder and general manager of Kemestrie, a research and process development company specialized in the extraction, separation and purification of fine chemicals from bio-sources, where he was responsible for the overall set-up and development of the company. For the companyвЂ™s clients, he managed process development and implementation projects related to plant-derived ingredients. Mr. Laborde initiated and closed several financing rounds with venture capital funds.
Since 2005, Mr. Laborde is part of the CQVB / Fonds Bio-Innovation team, involved in pre-seed and seed venture financing activities. He serves on the Boards of several start-up and biotech companies.