Elisa Arthofer


Biotech Stealth Start-up

My job in 3 words

science, cancer, innovation

Reasons we should network with each other

my problem-solving skills, my humour, my life experiences

I am BOLD because...

I am not afraid of failing


Elisa holds a PhD in Pharmacology from the Karolinska Institutet/NIH, along with a MSc and BSc in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from the IMC FH Krems, Austria. During the past 15+ years, Elisa has gained extensive hands-on experience in medical biotechnology, immuno-oncology, and cell therapy and genome engineering to cure cancer. She has worked in world-class academic institutions such as the National Institutes of Health and the Karolinska Institutet and led research teams in a medium-sized pharma company and a biotech start-up. In mid-2022, Elisa joined a London-based venture studio to use her expertise to build a biotech startup developing novel technologies to cure patients with advanced solid tumours. In her spare time, Elisa spends time with her Hungarian Vizsla Raha, either exercising and training for a triathlon or socialising in the pub or in the beautiful greens of Cambridge.