Dr. Joe Anderson is a Partner in the Sofinnova Crossover Fund. He has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare and life sciences industries. Previously, he was a Partner at Abingworth LLP for over a decade, where he led venture-style investments in public companies and the formation of the firm’s public equities fund. Most recently, Dr. Anderson was Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Arix Bioscience plc, a venture capital firm listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Dr. Anderson has substantial experience as an active Board Member developing innovative life sciences companies in the UK and the US and his investments have involved numerous private and public financing rounds, IPOs, M&As, and exits.
Dr. Anderson began his career at the Ciba (now Novartis) Foundation, before joining The Wellcome Trust in 1990 where he became Head of the strategy group. He then moved to the City as a pharmaceuticals analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, before being appointed Head of Global Healthcare and Portfolio Manager at First State Investments, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, in London. He then joined Abingworth LLP as a Partner for 12 years before moving on to co-found Arix Bioscience in 2016 and lead its IPO on the London Stock Exchange the following year. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.