Alain Pujol is a seasoned Business Angel, having invested in 20 startups, he is the Co-President of France Angels (the French Business Angels networks federation with more than 60 networks). He is also a Board Member of Angels Santé/Angels for Health, a BA network specialized in Healthcare where he focuses on international relations. Angels Santé/Angels for Health is the largest Business Angels Network in Europe investing in healthcare companies (from Biotech to Medtech, Diagnostics, eHealth, etc). It is located in Paris, France and investing mostly in France but expanding to Europe.
Alain is also the founder of APHC Consulting, specialized in open innovation. His expertise is mostly in Diabetes, CV and Oncology. He assists startups in being investors ready but also large Healthcare companies to set up their open innovation strategies.
Before APHC Consulting, Alain spent more than 20 years in international business positions (general management including medical affairs, marketing, sales, business development and market access) in large pharmaceutical companies (Sanofi and Aventis) and in a biotech startup (CEO of Digestar) and in a specialty devices/pharmaceutical startup (VP Europe INO Therapeutics).
Alain is an expert for EIT Health and EIC, independent European Union bodies set up to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. Angels Santé is leading the EIT Health Investor Network which aims to connect European health-oriented investors and promising start-ups through cross-border financing and co-investments.
Alain holds an MBA from Insead and graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris, France.