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Sunil Shah

Angel of the Year 2019/2020

Sunil Shah is a serial entrepreneur having begun his career in the Life Sciences team at PA Consulting group followed by co-founding two companies in the information technology and life sciences sector. The second of these companies, Oxygen Healthcare Ltd was acquired by Piramal Enterprises Ltd (BSE: PEL). Sunil co-founded o2h Ventures which involves discovery services / collaborations, seeding drug discovery, academic in-licensing and biotechnology incubation. Sunil has a degree in Biochemistry and an MBA from Cambridge University.


Sunil is the CEO of the o2h Group. The o2h Group has developed an engine for seeding a pipeline of early stage life science assets through research collaborations, in-licensing, spin-outs & investments. The DNA of o2h is centred around the nurturing of its people, values and culture, it reflects in the way we work with each other, as well as our collaborators and partners.


Sunil was awarded Angel of the Year 2019 by UKBAA for his active participation in backing high growth potential startups and early-stage businesses in the UK, he is a Board Director of Cambridge Angels and also is a member of the Advisory Panel of Cancer Research UK (CRUK) which is the UK’s largest cancer research charity.  He is either Chairman, Director, Board Observer or investor of: Phoremost, Exonate, Opal Oncology, Five Alarm Bio, Somaserve, DeepMatter, Oppilotech, Sentinel, Small Pharma, Arecor, Metrion, Talisman, Stemnovate, Acacia, Privitar and Oxford Drug Design.