Jennifer P. Seibert
Experienced entrepreneur and angel investor in life science technology development and related business and financial matters. Jennifer founded GAP Ventures, a firm providing life science companies with strategic business development and financial advisory services. She has Over 17 years experience in licensing, IP, and technology M&A for Clients and employers YM BioSciences (Gilead), Univ. Chicago, Abbott Laboratories, Amgen Inc., and Biosource International (Invitrogen). She has a Masters in Finance from Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University, M.Sc. Biochemistry Drexel University, and B.S. Chemistry University of Delaware.
A financial and operations management executive with over 25 years of diverse business experience, including positions in Fortune 100 companies, early stage and middle market enterprises, and successful turnarounds, Ben holds a B.S. in Engineering and an MBA in Finance, and has a proven ability to identify and solve problems, and to implement improvements, from both a financial and an operating perspective. Entrepreneurial by nature, he is a strategic thinker, yet a shirt-sleeve implementer. He is also strong in communications, motivational, and other interpersonal skills, and has held a position on the faculty of a Graduate Business School.
Constance McKee, Non-dilutive Financing
Constance has been preparing and writing grants nonprofit and for-profit clients since 1998. She has a strong working knowledge of current federal, state, and foundation grants available to entrepreneurs and the specific requirements. Her areas of expertise include neurology, particularly those issues affecting our wounded warriors; oncology; regenerative medicine; and global health, with a focus on infectious disease. In 2009 with Dr. Jay A. Levy at UCSF she co-founded the nonprofit organization California Antiviral Foundation. She is the co-founder of Manzanita Pharmaceuticals and is an inventor on 4 issued patents. Constance graduated with honors from Stanford University, and then earned her MBA from Yale University. Constance returns to Yale each year to guest-teach Business of Biotechnology. From 1996-2001, she worked at Philips Electronics and Philips Semiconductors in their venture capital group and General Counsel’s office.