Principal, Transaction Relationship Management
(Technology Transfer), European Investment Fund
Currently a Principal at the European Investment Fund (EIF), Piyush has represented EIF on the Advisory boards of equity funds across Europe. He has originated and executed transactions across a variety of sectors and segments from Lower Mid-Market to Venture Capital and Technology Transfer. He is now involved with launching Technology Transfer & Innovation-related initiatives across Europe. Prior to EIF, he was Head of Corporate Development at the Genetrix Group, a holding for early-stage Life Science companies (including Cellerix - stem cell company), based in Madrid. Prior to that he was an Investment Manager at Spark Ventures (early-stage VC) in Madrid/London, an Associate at Dresdner Kleinwort (Madrid/London) and a Corporate Finance Analyst in the Asia Pacific team of Barclays in London.
He holds a PhD in Biotechnology (Protein Structure) from King's College London, an International MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid) and a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Chemistry/Toxicology undertaken at the Universities of Cardiff (Wales) and Karlsruhe (Germany). He is also an Associate Professor at the Instituto de Empresa Business School (Madrid).
EIF Experience with Fostering Technology Transfer Partnerships