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Helsinki 30.5.2023

How to Invest in Health & Life Sciences – Successful exits in Life Sciences & Biopharma

Tuesday 30 May, 2023, at 8:15–13:00
Team Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki


Further information

Mr. Sampo Sammalisto
sampo.sammalisto (at)

Ms. Maria Mustonen
maria.mustonen (at)

How to invest in Health & Life Sciences event brings together entrepreneurs, investors and industry specialists to share their stories, insights, and expertise on investing in the health and life sciences industry.

This year’s event is all about exits. During the event, you’ll have to opportunity to hear three successful entrepreneurs share their experiences of starting, growing and exiting their businesses, working with venture capital investors, and the role those investors played in their journey. 

You will get to follow a panel discussion with top-tier European venture capital investors in the health & life sciences field sharing their secrets to success. Gain valuable insights on different exit strategies, pros and cons of each strategy, and navigating in the challenging market environment.

The event is a must-attend for investors, entrepreneurs and industry specialists interested in the health & life sciences industry. You will have the opportunity to network and connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about operating and investing in this sector.

The event is free-of-charge but seats are limited. Register now and join us for an exciting and informative event!


8:15–9:00 Morning coffee and networking

9:00–10:30 Session 1: Case examples of exits and IPOs in Finnish life sciences & biopharma

  • Welcome words
    Harry Brade, Chairman of the Board, Business Finland Venture Capital
  • Biotech startup journey through pharma transaction and integration – Case Forendo
    Maarit Merla, Executive Director, Site Lead, Organon R&D Finland Oy
  • The funding path of Aiforia – from university to IPO
    Kaisa Helminen, Chief Operating Officer, Aiforia Technologies
  • Case Kaiku Health
    Lauri Sippola, Co-founder of Kaiku Health and Managing Director of Elekta Oy
  • Q&A

    Hosted by Sampo Sammalisto, Business Finland

10:30–11:00 Coffee break & networking

11:00–12:00 Session 2: Panel discussion – Pros and cons of different exit strategies from an investor perspective

  • Miia Kaye, Investment Manager, Tesi
  • Carl Kilander, Partner, HealthCap
  • Søren Lemonius, Managing General Partner, Sunstone Life Science Ventures
  • Shyam Masrani, Principal, Medicxi

    Moderated by Sampo Sammalisto, Business Finland

12:00–13:00 Networking lunch