Jaromír Zahrádka, Ph. D.
Jaromir is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors in i&i Prague, a Bio-Innovation Centre and incubator established within ecosystem of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS. In 2021, he also became the founder and Managing Partner of the i&i Biotech Fund, unique early-phase investment fund with more than 45 mil EUR under management. The fund has teams in Luxembourg and Prague, and it focuses on investments in European Life Sciences start-ups with global potential. Under his leadership, these companies have developed into respected partners of Czech and European scientific institutions, spin-offs, and other international investors. In his 10 years of experience in the field of technology transfer and investment, Jaromír has been involved in the management of many successful projects on C-level and served in multiple boards. Together with his team, he has supported or invested in more than 15 biotech spin-off companies from more than 6 countries.
Jaromír holds Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Charles University in Prague. He also completed his master’s in Corporate Economics, Management and Enterprise Valuation at the University of Economics in Prague.
Using his economical background in combination with his scientific expertise, he will provide complex perspective for the evaluation of the project´s potential and feasibility. He will help you find the right strategy, attract investors or licensing partners and he will make the numbers play in your favor. His expertise and network of contacts including investors or big Pharma can open a brand-new perspective for your project.