For 20 years, he has held various positions in the intellectual property and venture areas at Nestlé, Pasteur Mérieux Connaught (now Sanofi Pasteur) and Novartis. Florent is a Kaufmann Fellow (class 12), holds a biotechnology engineering master degree, and did his master thesis at GSK Biologics’ laboratories. He also holds European and French patent lawyer degrees, and a master degree in private law. His prior investments into Okairos (acquired for $325M), Evolva, Cellerix and Neovacs, resulted in successful exits. Florent serves on the boards of Anokion, Atlas Genetics, Applied Immune Therapeutics, Immune Targeting Systems, Merus, Myopowers and Opsona.