Current investmentsKalgene Pharmaceuticals
Previous investmentsCarrot Insights
EducationPhD (biochemistry and molecular biology), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
BSc (cellular, molecular and microbial biology), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Post-doctoral studies focusing on the genetic basis of disease involving the human mitochondrial genome, Montréal Neurological Institute and McGill University, both in Montréal, Québec
Industry affiliationsCanadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets (CAASA) - Member
Canadian Venture Capital Association - Board
Grant Reviewer, Ontario Research Fund
NRC Human Health Therapeutics Research Council Adviser
OBIO -- CAAP Steering Committee Adviser
Reviewer, Minnesota Cup
With over 20 years of life science, IT and business development executive-level experience, Jacki is a key member of the senior investment team sourcing, conducting diligence on, structuring deals terms for and working closely at the board level with portfolio companies. Jacki has a strong reputation for providing the focus, clarity and cohesion required to drive projects from efficient inception to effective completion.
Jacki focuses on early to mid-stage private companies involved in all aspects drug discovery and development utilizing a variety of platforms from complex biologics to small molecules in a variety of indications including oncology, neurology, rare disorders and inflammatory diseases. In addition to her investment activities, Jacki also directs all aspects of Lumira Ventures’ information technology initiatives having developed a world class venture capital analytics platform.
Prior to joining Lumira Ventures, Jacki worked at Base4 and Open Text Inc. where she developed, sold and provided support for enterprise content management solutions targeted to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry in North America and Europe.
Jacki has published several scientific articles and two book chapters, and is the recipient of three major academic research awards.