|UNIIQ||Investment Manager||The Netherlands|
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Duko Drijfhout is Investment Manager within the UNIIQ investment fund, focusing on early stage opportunities in the field of Life Sciences & Health. The UNIIQ fund focusses specifically on companies in the proof-of-concept phase of development and offers a combination of funding, coaching and a broad partner-network to its portfolio companies. The fund invests across many technological fields including Agriculture, Cleantech and Life Sciences & Health. UNIIQ has invested in 30+ companies since its inception mid-2016. Founding partners of the fund include three major Dutch universities as well as the regional development agency of South-Holland.
Besides his position with UNIIQ, Duko also works in the Technology Transfer Office of Erasmus University Medical Center, focusing on early stage ventures creation and management. Prior to his current role, Duko was Manager of the Erasmus MC Incubator and co-founder of an early stage Life Sciences investment fund.
Duko holds an MSc. in Finance & Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management.