Our Team

Meet our team
Josep Lluís Falcó
María Poveda
Carles Taulé
Berta Borràs
Mireia Samitier
Jessie Liu
Nikhil Cherriath

Josep Lluís Falcó

Founder and CEO
jlfalco@genesis-biomed.com

Doctor in Chemistry (Institut Químic de Sarrià, 2001) and MBA (UB, 2007)

Josep Lluís has 20 years of experience in the biomedical sector. He has worked for big pharma companies (Sanofi), mid-size pharmas (Ferrer Grupo), small biotechs (Hospital spin-off), Tech Transfer Offices (Fundació Bosch i Gimpera) and consulting firms (Antares Consulting and Asphalion). He has also been associate professor at IQS.

His experience is based in Healthcare Strategy, Technology Transfer, Fundraising of start-up companies, Business Development, Marketing, Market Access, Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs.

Josep Lluís has founded 4 companies. He currently serves as board member for 3 start-up companies and he is mentor of several entrepreneurs. In addition in the last 4 years he has been involved in 6 private fundraising processes and he has contributed to raise 33,5 million euros for his clients.

The projects in which Josep Lluís has been involved are based in small chemical entities, biologicals, diverse medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, nutraceuticals and cosmetics. The therapeutic areas where he has recently worked are Oncology, Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Traumatology, HIV, Microbiome, Antibacterials and Immunomodulation. He has global knowledge of drug/device development, having worked in Discovery, Preclinical and Clinical phases, Marketing and Post-Marketing.

He takes part of programs such as Caixa Impulse and EIT Health programs, participating as reviewer, mentor and professor.

The entrepreneurial spirit runs through his veins. He has founded GENESIS Biomed to help other entrepreneurs and research centers in their current projects.

María Poveda

Consultant
mpoveda@genesis-biomed.com

BSc in Biotechnology (Universidad Miguel Hernández), Master in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Master in Management of Biomedical Companies (CESIF).

In the last 2 years Maria has been involved as research assistant in several oncology programs at CIB-CSIC and as investment analyst at Caixa Capital Risc.

She joins GENESIS Biomed in September 2017. Her passion is to support entrepreneurs and to impulse the creation of new biomedical start-up companies.

Carles Taulé

Consultant
ctaule@genesis-biomed.com

BSc in Pharmacy (Universitat de Barcelona) and Master in Management of Biomedical Companies (CESIF).

After several years as intern in Pharmacy Offices, in 2015 completes his Master Thesis in: “Role of Gram-positive vesicles in the acquired resistance mechanisms of staphylococcal biofilms” in Department of Biomaterials, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg (Sweden). In 2017 he has been involved in several technology transfer projects at Fundació Bosch i Gimpera.

He joins GENESIS Biomed in September 2017. With a high entrepreneurial spirit, Carles is focused in the creation, valorization and fundraising of spin-off and start-up companies in the biomedical environment.

Berta Borràs

Consultant
bborras@genesis-biomed.com

BSc in Biotechnology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2012), BSc in Biochemistry (Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, 2013) and Master in Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2015).

Berta has worked for 2 years at the Tech Transfer Office of IDIBELL (Institut d’investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge). Her fields of expertise are project management, fundraising and technology transfer. Previously, she worked as an intern at some R&D laboratories (Esteve, Charité, Humboldt University of Berlin and IMIM).

She joins GENESIS Biomed in May 2018. Science is her passion and she seeks to help entrepreneurs start their own business.

Mireia Samitier

Consultant Assistant
msamitier@genesis-biomed.com

BSc in Biology (Universitat de Barcelona, 2013) and Master in Genetics and Genomics (Universitat de Barcelona, 2014).

In the lasts three years Mireia has worked as research assistant in various stem cell projects in the field of heart and and kidney differentiation in IBEC (Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya).

She joins GENESIS Biomed in June 2018. She loves science and looks forward to support the creation of new start-ups in the biomedical field.

Jessie Liu

Consultant
jliu@genesis-biomed.com

BSc in Biology (National Taiwan Normal University, 2009), BSc in Health Promotion and Health Education (National Taiwan Normal University, 2009) and MBA candidate (IESE Business School, 2019).

After four years of studying at the best educational university in Taiwan, Jessie started her career in GeneFerm Biotechnology to apply her learnings from her double-majored subjects. While learning extensively about healthcare regulations, OEM/ODM and B2B business models, she is eager to know more about strategic sales and marketing planning after two years in the business, and hence joined GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a global pharmaceutical company, as a sales representative in Taipei.

At GSK, Jessie applied her communication and analytical skills to boost sales growth and lead marketing projects in multiple scenarios, and was honored two GSK Excellence Awards (for year 2013 and 2015) during her five years of work with the company.

Jessie started her MBA studies in September 2017 at IESE Business School in the beautiful city of Barcelona, prospected to graduate in May 2019 with deeper learnings of SMEs, finance and decision models. In June 2018, Jessie joined GENESIS Biomed as a summer consultant to learn from and contribute her expertise to entrepreneurs and their projects.

Nikhil Cherriath

Consultant
ncherriath@genesis-biomed.com

Chartered Accountant (A.C.A), Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), Master of Commerce (M.Com) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) [pursuing].

Nikhil completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field of commerce, with a specialisation in accounting and auditing, from the University of Mumbai in India. He also holds the professional title of a chartered accountant and is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Nikhil worked for five years as an external / statutory auditor with Price Waterhouse, a network firm under PwC, one of the Big Four professional services firms. His scope of work included external audit of financial statements & internal financial controls, quarterly analytical reviews, group audits, tax audits and compliance certifications for several clients across various industries, including large healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in India.

He was one of the top performers at PwC, clocking over 1800 billable hours in a year, and earning back to back promotions within a period of seven months.

Nikhil is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at IESE Business School, Barcelona, one of the highest ranked business programs in Europe and across the globe. He joined GENESIS Biomed as a summer consultant in June 2018 to apply his knowledge and learnings from the MBA by helping entrepreneurs with their projects.