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Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Life Science Nation LLC

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Life Science Nation LLC

9B Hamilton Place

Boston, Massachusetts 02108

United States

Company Description

Life Science Nation (LSN) was founded by Dennis Ford, CEO, in 2012 to bring a better sales and marketing awareness to the life science community. LSN's goal is to educate scientists in the basic skills required to brand, message, and market their companie ... more

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The panel below is run and organized by Dennis Ford and recruits an additional 4 panelists to partake in the panel discussions.

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Life Science Nation (LSN) was founded by Dennis Ford, CEO, in 2012 to bring a better sales and marketing awareness to the life science community. LSN's goal is to educate scientists in the basic skills required to brand, message, and market their companies.

Before LSN, Dennis was the CEO of a company that pioneered a system for uncovering global institutional investors and gauging their appetite regarding investing in hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital (VC) funds. The methodology used to capture and curate this valuable data was developed in part by a research team that would cold call and canvass these investors. The team would conduct a one-on-one interview with each investor that uncovered any current investment mandates they had. This allowed them to identify exactly where the capital was and specifically who had the mandate to deploy it.
After working with fundraisers in the alternative finance space for six years, Dennis wanted to bring his expertise to the life sciences and channel this fundraising experience toward the goal of moving science forward. Dennis knew from his experience in the alternatives field that many institutional investors and family offices were starting to withdraw capital from funds due to a decade of sub-par returns, initiating a trend of direct investment.
Dennis sought to create a sourcing platform for the life sciences. He knew that he needed not only current, accurate, and actionable information on both of the constituent groups who would use the platform, but also a home for the data he had started to gather on early stage life science investors.
Launching Life Science Nation Platform
Dennis needed to find a database to house the investor data he had begun to curate and he needed to find a source of data on global early stage Biotech, Medtech, HealthIT and Diagnostics companies. He spent six months searching the world for an existing, comprehensive life sciences company database based on a reliable architecture with a well-designed search ontology that facilitated quick easy search and ease of navigation based on the needs of users in the life science sector. Dennis uncovered a strategic partner that fit these criteria in Venture Valuation (VV), owner of the Biotechgate database, in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dennis believed he could add some significant value by helping to commercialize their platform in North America.
Dennis communicated his vision to the founders of Venture Valuation and formed a strategic alliance, whereby LSN would use the existing database in order to rapidly develop and house its LSN Investor Platform and resell the Biotechgate database as the LSN Company Platform.
Word got out that Dennis was spinning up LSN, and interested entrepreneurs began to inquire about the new entity. Dennis re-connected with some former employees who were experts in the alternative institutional investor domain.
Dennis forged a relationship with the UMass Boston where he teaches an Entrepreneurship and Sales course.

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Dennis Ford

Founder & CEO
Dennis Ford is an entrepreneur and author with expertise in sales, marketing, and business development. He has spent most of his career launching new companies. Over the last decade, he has worked extensively with global alternative investors interested in high-growth early-stage technologies. His expertise encompasses using database subscription services to create business solutions and using the Internet to create an interactive dialog between buyers and sellers. He is a big proponent of using profiling and matching technology to find that all-important business fit in the marketing and selling process. Before LSN, Dennis was the President and CEO of Brighton House Associates (BHA). BHA was launched in order to improve the way hedge fund and private equity fund managers raised capital and marketed their funds to investors.
Ford is the author of The Peddler's Prerogative and The Fund Manager's Marketing Manifesto, two well-received sales and marketing books. His latest book is The Life Science Executive's Fundraising Manifesto.

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