Vanessa has been a Partner with Kurma Partners since 2013.

Prior to joining Kurma, Vanessa was Vice President, R&D Strategic Planning at Ipsen, leading project and portfolio management as well as R&D outsourcing.

She began her career as a venture analyst at CDC Innovation, a Paris-based venture capital fund, and later joined a California-based start-up with responsibility for business development. Vanessa graduated from Ecole Normale Superieure (Cachan) in Biology and from Pasteur Institute (Paris) in Immunology.


Our board of directors is made up of seasoned industry investors and executives who provide their leadership and experience as we progress our promising pipeline into the clinic.