Repositive CEO Chosen for BlackBox Connect Programme

BlackBox Connect will see 15 female entrepreneurs given access to top investors and decision makers in Silicon Valley

Cambridge, 4 May 2016 ... Fiona Nielsen, CEO of Repositive Limited, a software company developing novel tools to improve access to human genomic research data, will be taking part in the 15th edition of the renowned BlackBox Connect programme in Silicon Valley.

The programme which is ran in partnership with Google Entrepreneurs will see Fiona and 14 other entrepreneurs from around the world travel to Silicon Valley to meet entrepreneurs, investors and decision makers. This includes Gretchen Howard, Partner at Google Capital, Ann Winblad, Founder of HWVP, Jenny Lefcourt, Partner at Freestyle Capital, David Hornik, General Partner at August Capital, Julia Hartz, Founder of Eventbrite and Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder of Joyus. The programme will take place from the 8th to 21st May.

Fiona Nielsen, CEO of Repositive said: “I am delighted to have been chosen for this prestigious programme. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with leading industry figures, and to meet fellow start up entrepreneurs. Repositive has an excellent network in the UK, and we have been strongly supported by our partners, such as Seedcamp who recommended BlackBox Connect as an excellent opportunity to work towards expansion into the US.”

2016 has been a very strong year for Repositive, having raised additional seed funding of £500,000, secured a partnership with Xpressomics and having won the Pistoia Alliance inaugural President’s Start Up Challenge.

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