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Igniter Europe

Igniter Europe leverages our Igniter model to co-found companies based on the extraordinary science and innovation taking place throughout Europe. With team members based in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Igniter Europe enables local teams to source innovation, set up companies, drive market impact, and help raise institutional financing on a regional basis. The team also enables our companies to access the non-dilutive funding sources and contract research and manufacturing facilities available throughout Europe. 

Meet Our GI Europe Team

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Jeroen Blokhuis

Academic Innovations, BD & Partnerships Lead Europe

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Laure Bouchez

Executive-in Residence Therapeutics

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Elodie Dormes

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Vicky Arena De Souza 

Director, Program Management 

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David Moffat

Vice President, Chemistry

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Alain Pluquet

Executive-in-Residence, Life Science Tools & Diagnostics

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Jane Pitt

Executive Assistant

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James Rush, PhD

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Venkat Reddy

Chief Science Officer

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Francois Valencony

Chief Investment & Business Officer 

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Our European
Strategic
Partnerships

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Francois Valencony

Chief Business Officer

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