Alex Buchan

Alex Buchan

Investment Director

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Personal Bio

Alex leads on our life science and bio-tech investments.

As an Investment Director, Alex makes and manages investments into a wide range of technology businesses and oversees our activities in the health-tech and green-tech sectors. He is an observer on the board of several companies.

Alex has been interested in the life-sciences industry since completing a PhD in Microbiology/ Biotechnology at the University of Kent. He went on to hold a number of senior commercial roles in biotechnology companies, including Compugen, SDI Europe and EnSys Europe. Prior to this, Alex worked as a Stockbroker in London.

Alex is also responsible for Northstar’s partnership with Ignite, one of Europe’s leading angel-led accelerator programmes. As part of this, Alex works as a mentor and advisor to start-up companies taking part. He also sits on the Newcastle University Equity Committee, supporting with its commercialisation activities.

Outside of Northstar, Alex is a Trustee for North East charity The Lit and Phil – the largest independent library outside of London.

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