OUR TEAM

Managing Directors Dr. Boris Nikolic and Julie Sunderland have invested together in emerging technology, health care, and life science ventures since 2010. They combine scientific and financial expertise with an established network of leading academics, pharma executives, and venture capital firms. Once invested, they take an active role with portfolio companies, supporting startups with hiring, intellectual property, regulatory issues, and exit strategy.
 BORIS NIKOLIC, M.D.

BORIS NIKOLIC, M.D.

Managing Director

Dr. Nikolic is a physician and investor who previously served as chief advisor for science and technology to Bill Gates, leading select for-profit and not-for-profit investment activities. His investments spanned the life science, information technology and health care sectors, including companies such as Foundation Medicine, ResearchGate, Schrodinger and Nimbus Therapeutics.

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JULIE SUNDERLAND

JULIE SUNDERLAND

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Prior to co-founding Biomatics Capital Partners in 2016, Ms. Sunderland was director of Program Related Investments for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She led the foundation’s $1.5 billion strategic investment pool, which focused on global health, global development and education. She funded 50 investments, including 30 in health care, and built a team of 10 investment professionals.

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MIKE POOLE, M.D.

MIKE POOLE, M.D.

VENTURE PARTNER

Dr. Poole identifies and evaluates potential investments for Biomatics, with a focus on data- and genomics-enabled approaches to diagnose and treat neurological disorders. He also supports portfolio companies with transitional and operational leadership, leveraging his deep experience working with large pharma and venture-funded biotechnology companies.

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YEON CRAMER

YEON CRAMER

BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANAGER

Yeon Cramer is the Business Operations Manager at Biomatics where she manages investor relations and business operations. Before joining Biomatics, Yeon spent six years at Bill Gates’ private office in Seattle (Gates Ventures) working with leaders in communications, energy, health and science on major projects.

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LESLIE HEPNER

LESLIE HEPNER

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Leslie Hepner is a Portfolio Manager at Biomatics where she manages portfolio reporting, pipeline development and financial operations. Leslie was formerly a Project Coordinator at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she coordinated the investment process for the Program Related Investments (PRI) team, the strategic investment arm of the foundation.

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STONE CONNELL

STONE CONNELL

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS ADVISOR

Stone Connell serves as a Finance and Operations Advisor to the Biomatics team and previously worked as an engagement manager with the fund administrator, Standish Management, serving clients across the private equity industry. He began his career with PwC as an auditor within the asset management line of service. At PwC he provided audit and consulting services to clients ranging from large hedge funds to local private equity managers in the Seattle market.

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