Dominic Jaikaran - MaRS Innovation. Toronto, ON, CA

Dominic Jaikaran Dominic Jaikaran

Director, Technology & Venture Development (Life Sciences) | MaRS Innovation

Toronto, ON, CA

Experienced in biotechnology and finance, including venture capital, impact investment, business development and research development

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Dominic holds a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, both from the University of Toronto. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Management, also located at the University of Toronto.

Dominic has a decade of varied experience in biotechnology and finance, including venture capital, impact investment, business development and research and development; he has been involved in sourcing new deals, performing due diligence for new and follow-investments and monitoring portfolio companies on the investment side and project management, research and development and business development on the company side.

Prior to MaRS Innovation, Dominic was a director at BDC Venture Capital, focusing on early-stage life science investments. He was also a staff scientist at Diversa Corporation (now Verenium Corporation), a NASDAQ-listed company in San Diego, where he focused on the discovery and evolution of enzymes for various industrial purposes.

Industry Expertise (6)

Biotechnology Chemicals Financial Services Investment Management Research VC and Private Equity

Areas of Expertise (3)

Biotechnology Venture Capital Due Diligence Processes

Education (3)

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management: MBA 2009

University of Toronto: PhD, Biological Chemistry 2002

University of Toronto: BSc, Chemistry and Biochemistry 1995

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