Managing Partner, Montreal
Dr. Marengere is Managing Partner of TVM Life Science Venture VII. He oversees the establishment of the new Canadian operations and the North American investment strategy as well as deal sourcing and execution. Luc is responsible for ongoing relationships with certain Canadian LPs as well as Korean investors Bukwang Pharma and Quad Investment Management located in Seoul.
Dr. Marengere joined the team in 2012 and has 20 years of venture capital experience in Canada and the U.S. Prior to joining TVM Capital Life Science, Dr. Marengere was a Managing General Partner with VG Partners where he successfully founded and oversaw the operations and investments of the VG Advanced Life Sciences Fund (VG ALSF).
Luc is currently a Director on the Board of US-based Colucid (NASDAQ – “CLCD”), UK-based Ixchelsis and Canadian-based PRCL Research Inc., as well as Modulate Therapeutics Inc., and AurKA Pharma Inc. He also represents the interest of the firm at Rapid Micro Bio Systems, MA, USA. Luc was a Director on the Boards of a number of companies including Trillium Technologies Inc., (Toronto, ON – NASDAQ – “TRIL”); Cytochroma Inc., (Toronto, ON – sold to Opko Health); Aegera Therapeutics, Inc. (Montréal, QC – sold to Pharmascience); Cita Neuropharma (Toronto, ON – sold to Vernalis Plc, UK) and lastly Argos Therapeutics Inc., (Durham, NC –NASDAQ – “ARGS”). Luc also invested in VisualSonics, Inc. (Toronto, ON – sold to SonoSite).
Luc founded the life science practice and team within VG Partners and raised more than $230M for the first fully dedicated life science fund, VG Advanced Life Science Fund. Luc has worked as a Director focused on making venture investments in the life science sector while with CDP Capital – Technology Ventures and MDS Capital Corp.
Prior to his venture capital career, he conducted commercially-oriented research in the fields of immunology and oncology while at Amgen. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Toronto’s department of Medical Biophysics and Molecular Genetics, A Master’s degree of Science from Queen’s University and he graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Ottawa.