More Information – David Porter

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ACS Careers Industry Forum presents
“Applying Chemistry in Venture Capital; how to find opportunities”
An interactive hour of idea sharing with guest speaker:  David Porter, Managing Partner, Apposite Capital

How do I get into venture capital (VC) as a career? Do VCs really make a lot of money compared to scientists’ salaries? What is a typical day like for a VC? What can I do to supplement my chemistry training?

If the expression ‘Money is King’, then Venture Capitals are the lifeline for many technology startups. David Porter, a managing partner at Apposite Capital, was trained as a chemist and has built a successful career in venture capital. He will give you a candid insight into the VC life and demystify the process of from a career in chemistry to a career in Venture Capital. David will also answer questions from the audience during this hour.

How You Will Benefit

  • Why venture capital is a great career
  • Opportunities for chemists in venture capital and private equity
  • What you need beyond chemistry training
  • How and where to look for jobs
  • And much more

Who Should Attend
Scientists, Engineers, R&D, Executives, and business employees

About The Presenter 
David Porter is a leading figure in the healthcare sector, with a depth of experience investing in, and advising, a wide range of companies. A member of the UK Department of Health’s provider reform group, he combines sector knowledge with practical hands-on experience. Before Apposite, David founded Nomura International’s healthcare investment and corporate finance group in 1997, where he was instrumental in many diverse investments across North America and Europe. Prior to this, he gained experience in buyouts with Nomura’s Principal Finance Group. He has been CEO of a number of companies, including an authorized bank. A chemistry graduate from Oxford University, David has more than 30 years experience in all aspects of the investment and financial world. Please see for more information.

Teleconference Details
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2009
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm EST
Cost: FREE
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