September 7 - 11, 2020
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Edward
Kliphuis

Investment Director
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M Ventures

Edward is Investment Director at M Ventures, the EUR 400m AUM corporate VC-arm of Merck KGaA, where he is responsible for health-tech, frontier-tech and sustainability investments. Edward led, among others, the investments in Akili Interactive Labs (the first-ever FDA-approved prescription video game); Wiliot (battery-free Bluetooth tags with infinite lifetime, enabling a true connected everything), and Sonde Heath (voice-analysis platform for health and wellness inferences for use on self-owned devices). 

Prior to M Ventures, Edward was in the Life Sciences securities team at Kempen & Co, a pan-European merchant bank, covering listed small- and mid-cap Life Sciences equities. He started his career as an analyst within the biopharma investment team of M Ventures.

Edward holds an MSc in Biopharmaceutical Sciences from Leiden University, The Netherlands, with specialisation in pharmacology.