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Speaker Biography

JC Simbana

JC SimbanaJC Simbana leads the early stage Life Science & Digital Health practice for Silicon Valley Bank, which provides banking and lending services to early-stage startups, organizes events to connect startups and VCs, and assists startups with their fundraising process.

With over fifteen years of experience in venture banking and equity research, Mr. Simbana has worked with entrepreneurs in the biotech, medical device, diagnostics, tools, and digital health sectors, and has helped several startups secure angel and VC financing.

Mr. Simbana is on the board of directors of Life Science Angels, BioPacific Investors, and is actively involved with Astia, Springboard, DC-to-VC, QB3, Rock Health, HealthXL, the Illumina Accelerator Program, and the Thiel Foundation’s 20 Under 20 Fellowship, and Breakout Labs as a mentor, speaker, judge and connector.