Chirps, chats and Clubhouses: First-time biotech founders turn to social media for advice, investors and recruitment
After five years hopping between US startups, Jack O’Meara wanted to return closer to his hometown in the West of Ireland. “I was starting to get an American accent, which was making me a bit nervous,” he said.
So he landed in Oxford to launch an RNA therapeutics biotech. But finding financing for Ochre Bio was a little tougher than he anticipated across the pond, where he said there’s less capital for turning science into meds. He turned to social media to launch a Clubhouse show with fellow first-time founder Nabiha Saklayen, CEO of Cellino Bio.
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