Ian Freelance

Ian has broad experience within the life science and material science industry.  Over the years investing in biotech, medtech, smart materials, renewable energy and nutritional ingredients. Between 2008 and 2018 he was Senior Investment Manager within the corporate venture capital group of DSM, investing in innovative early-stage companies.  During this time he invested and held board positions within numerous US, EU and Israeli start-ups.

Before joining DSM Venturing, he ran an internal start-up which served both US West Coast and European biotech’s as well as major pharma companies with early stage clinical material.  Ian has over 17 years’ experience of working within the pharmaceutical industry. During this time he held commercial & new business development positions, addressing both innovative biotech companies as well as global pharma.

Inquisitive by nature and excited about helping young companies to address unmet needs and to solve global problems.

Ian holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield.



Ian Freelance

Investment Partner

Ian Freelance

Investment Partner