Upstate Medical University

Startup Funding with Jeff Knox, Innospark

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents Startup Funding Jeff Knox, Associate, Innospark  

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Founders have options when it comes to raising capital for their ventures, and understanding the differences between capital sources can help in choosing the right partners at the right time. Join us for an overview and discussion of the different investor types and funding structures.


Jeff is an investment associate with Innospark Ventures, where he focuses on applications of computed intelligence to healthcare and life sciences.

Jeff brings experience from his time in life sciences consulting, where he advised on development and commercialization for a variety of biotechnology and healthcare clients, covering a broad swath of modalities and care areas. He is deeply interested in the translation of technology through entrepreneurship and served as Managing Director of the founding Boston chapter of Nucleate, helping to build, educate, and support new biotech venture teams.

Jeff holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Outside work you can find him joining local pick up frisbee, hiking down the list of 4,000 footers in New Hampshire, or cooking on weekends. He makes some mean scones.