Dominic JaikaranDirector, Technology & Venture Development
Dominic Jaikaran has over fifteen years of varied experience in biotechnology and finance, including venture capital, business development and research and development. He has been involved in sourcing new deals, performing due diligence for new and follow-investments and monitoring portfolio companies on the investment side and new company creation, project management, research and development and business development on the company side.
Prior to joining MaRS Innovation Dominic was a principal at BDC Venture Capital, focusing on early-stage life science investments. He was also a staff scientist at Diversa Corporation (now BASF), a NASDAQ-listed company in San Diego, where he focused on the discovery and evolution of enzymes for various industrial and pharmaceutical uses.
Dominic holds a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, both from the University of Toronto. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Management, also located at the University of Toronto.