Caroline Gaynor, Principal

Caroline joined Lightstone Ventures in 2017 and evaluates new investment opportunities in the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors out of the firm’s Dublin office.

Caroline has over 10 years’ operational experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Caroline spent 9 years at Bayer Healthcare, most recently serving on the board of senior management of Bayer Ltd. Ireland as head of market access, pricing and reimbursement. During her time in pharma she held a number of operational roles, predominantly focused on oncology, such as product management, strategic marketing, business development and regulatory affairs. Prior to Lightstone, and following completion of her BioInnovate fellowship in 2013, she co-led R&D on a device targeting Acute Pancreatitis and was subsequently involved in early pre-clinical, strategic clinical and commercial development at Vetex Medical..

She currently serves as a director on the board of Catamaran Bio Ltd., Parvalis Therapeutics and ProVerum.  She is an observer to the board of Carrick Therapeutics, Cerevance, and FIRE-1. She also previously served on the board of ALX Oncology. She is a member of the BioInnovate Ireland Board of advisors.


B.S. in Pharmacy from Trinity College Dublin
M.S. in Pharmaceutical Medicine from Trinity College Dublin
M.S. in BioInnovation from National University of Ireland, Galway

Sector: Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Technology

Location: Dublin

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