Kevin Johnson (venture capitalist)

Kevin Johnson (born 30 August 1960 in Holyhead, Wales) is a partner at medicxi, a venture capital firm focused on life sciences investments based on the asset-centric approach to investing.[1][2] He was formerly with Index Ventures, having joined the venture capital firm in 2010.[3][4]

Education and career

Johnson graduated in Molecular Biology from Edinburgh University and has a PhD in Pathology from Cambridge University.

From 1990 onwards, Johnson was one of the team at Cambridge Antibody Technology (CAT), heading up research and in 1997 he was appointed to the board, where he held the posts of Research Director and Chief Technology Officer. Kevin led both the development of CAT's platform technologies, and also their application to the discovery of a number of human antibodies currently in clinical development, including the first such drug, Humira to reach the market. He was also part of the management team that floated CAT on the London Stock Exchange (main market).

Johnson was CEO of PanGenetics before it was acquired by Abbott Laboratories for $170 million in 2009.[5]

From 2004 to 2016, Johnson worked with Index Ventures' Life Sciences team, first as a venture advisor and then as a partner, and in 2016 co-founded medicxi with three other Index partners.[1][2]

Index Ventures Portfolio Company Involvement

Feature Articles

Index Appoints Johnson Partner[7]

Related Awards

In 2010, Pangenetics was shortlisted for the Newsflow category at the Genesis 2010 Awards[8] and for Management Team of the Year at the Scrip Awards.[9]

External links


  1. ^ a b "Backed by J&J and Glaxo, veteran VC group splits from Index, unveils $227M fund". FierceBiotech. February 1, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "J&J and GSK join Medicxi's European life sciences push". FT. February 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Index Ventures appoints antibody expert as partner". MedNous. September 3, 2010.
  4. ^ "News". Index Ventures. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  5. ^ "Abbott Shells Out $170M for PanGenetics' Early-Stage Chronic Pain Therapeutic". Genetic Engineering News. November 12, 2009.
  6. ^ "Diartis Pharmaceuticals - Press Releases". 2011-02-16. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  7. ^ "Index appoints Johnson partner". Scripintelligence. 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  8. ^ Archived from the original on November 29, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Home" (PDF). Scripintelligence. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
Kevin Johnson (disambiguation)

Kevin Johnson is a former NBA basketball player and former mayor of Sacramento, California.

Kevin Johnson may also refer to:

Kevin Johnson (academic), Dean, University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall)

Kevin Johnson (athlete) (born 1951), Bahamian sprinter

Kevin Johnson (boxer) (born 1979), American heavyweight boxer

Kevin Johnson (executive) (born 1960), CEO of Starbucks and previous Microsoft executive

Kevin Johnson (golfer) (born 1967), professional golfer who currently plays on the Nationwide Tour

Kevin Royal Johnson, American singer-songwriter and author

Kevin Johnson (singer) (born 1943), Australian singer

Kevin Johnson (ventriloquist) (born 1970), ventriloquist on America's Got Talent

Kevin Johnson (wide receiver) (born 1976), American football wide receiver

Kevin Johnson (defensive tackle) (born 1970), American football player

Kevin Johnson (cornerback) (born 1992), American football cornerback

Kevin Johnson (linebacker) (born 1973), Canadian football linebacker

Kevin Rafael Johnson, Honduran footballer for Platense F.C.

Kevin Johnson (venture capitalist) (born 1960)

Kevin Johnson (footballer) (born 1952), English former footballer

Kevin Rashid Johnson, social activist

The fictional character in the film The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson

An alias for the fictional Lost character Michael Dawson

"Meet Kevin Johnson", the eighth episode of the fourth season of Lost, centric to Michael

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