The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021 Life Sciences Edition

Acknowledgments And Partners

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A project like the Global Startup Ecosystem Report can only be realized with an enormous effort from both the project team and external supporters. Several partners have invested significant resources into the project. Numerous advisors, founders, investors, and industry experts have given us access to their knowledge, networks, and time because they support our vision and want to move their ecosystem and the whole startup sector forward. Startup Genome and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) would like to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to everyone who contributed towards making this project possible.

Startup Genome Authors

JF Gauthier, Chief Executive Officer
Marc Penzel, President
Stephan Kuester, Head of Ecosystem Strategy
Malavika Kumaran, Director of Research

External Authors

Harry Glorikian, Author & General Partner at Scientia Ventures

Project Team

Startup Genome
JF Gauthier, Chief Executive Officer
Marc Penzel, President
Stephan Kuester, Head of Ecosystem Strategy
Tricia Whitlock, Chief Operation Officer
Malavika Kumaran, Director of Research
Rahul Chatterjee, Director of Operations
Adam Bregu, Director of Business Development & Partnerships
Farshad Fahimi, Lead Data Scientist & Machine Learning Expert
Pranav Arya, Senior Consultant
Akshat Agarwal, Manager, Research
Ethan Webster, Innovation Policy Specialist
Sama Siddiqui, Member Relationship Lead
Utkarsh Jain, Senior Analyst
Shreesh Chandra Dubey, Senior Operations Coordinator
Poorva Mendiratta, Senior Analyst
Anshika Gandhi, Business Analyst
Parshant Sharma, Project Manager - Data Science
Vishal Tyagi, Data Analyst
Rahul Kumar, Data Analyst
Whitney Messervy, Marketing Expert
Janice Venable, PR & Events Expert
Hana Javurkova, PR & Events Expert
Pavan Kumar, Manager of Sales Operations & CRM Administrator
Shekhar Parihar, Process Lead of Lead Generation & CRM Support
Neha Thapliyal, Business Development Assistant
Ana Lucia Osorio, Executive Assistant to the CEO
Khushboo Verma, Research Intern
Aman Bansal, Data Science Intern
Vasken Spiru, Data Science Intern
Yin Shi Pang, Business Development Intern
Marsbased, Website Development
Kritivity Web Solutions, Design

Global Entrepreneurship Network
Jonathan Ortmans, President
Mark Marich, Executive Vice President
Buke Cuhadar, Vice President for Global Operations
Cristina Fernandez, Vice President for Policy and Research
Peter Komives, Vice President for Strategic Development
Susan Amat, Vice President for Education

Global Partners

  • TNW: TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and spaces. Primarily known for its media outlet and award-winning tech events, TNW also incorporates a co-working label, a global start-up database, and delivers custom innovation programs to corporates and governments.
  • Bella Private Markets: Provides actionable advice on private capital challenges. Combining rigorous academic approaches with real world industry expertise, our expert team focuses on complex, customized projects that require thorough analysis, whether quantitative or qualitative in nature, to help our clients assess or design strategies, improve performance, and chart winning strategies for the future.
  • Crunchbase: Everyday investors, journalists, founders, and the global business community turn to Crunchbase for information on startups and the people behind them.
  • Provides data-driven intelligence on high-growth companies.
  • Hello Tomorrow: A global non-profit organization on a mission to unlock the potential of deep technologies to solve the world's toughest challenges by highlighting, empowering and connecting the most promising deeptech entrepreneurs across the globe with the right enablers. They bring together a community of actors to facilitate collaboration between entrepreneurs, industries and investors in order to propel innovation from the lab to the market.
  • Tech Nation (formerly Tech City UK): Empowers ambitious tech entrepreneurs through growth programmes, digital entrepreneurship skills, a visa scheme for exceptional talent and by championing the UK digital sector through data, stories and media campaigns.

Startup Genome Network Members

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market

Amsterdam, Netherlands



Belgrade & Novi Sad, Serbia

Cabinet of the Minister for Innovation and Technological Development
Digital Serbia Initiative

Biscay Startup Bay
Diputación Foral de Bizkaia

Copenhagen, Denmark
Digital Hub Denmark



Edmonton, Canada

Frankfurt, Germany




Kuala Lumpur

New South Wales




Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Western Balkan Region