Our Team

 
 
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DR CRISTINA ESCODA

PHD, MBA

Partner, Managing Director

Dr Cristina Escoda has been an investor and advisor to early-stage “deep science” ventures for the past 5 years. Alongside being the managing director of Tachyon Ventures, Cristina also advises university spin-outs in quantum technology through Quantum Labs Ltd., and is co-founder of Knowledgr Inc., an initiative to bring blockchain to open-science.

Cristina started her career as a financial derivatives structurer for HSBC LatAm in NYC, and later joined the rotational associate program at D.E. Shaw & Co, the multinational investment management firm founded in 1988 by David E. Shaw in NYC, with currently $50 billion under management. There she worked on a variety of initiatives, including new business ideation, emerging markets analysis, quant algorithm development and non-traditional asset class products.

Cristina has worked in portfolio management and in product development in the fin-tech, AI and blockchain sectors. Cristina was part of the Cristina holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University (UK) and an MBA from NYU Stern.

 
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DR ERNEST TURRO

PHD, MSC

Partner, Scientific Director

Dr Ernest Turro is a biostatistician with more than 14 years of experience in genetics, molecular diagnostics and genomics research. Ernest has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, with published work on Nature, Science, and Blood, amongst others.

Ernest is currently visitor at MRC Biostatistics Unit and member of the Platelet Biology Group at the University of Cambridge (UK). His work focuses primarily on the development and application of statistical methods for interpreting genomic and phenotypic data, with an interest in genome function and rare inherited disorders.

Ernest lead the analysis of the NIHR BioResource Rare Diseases initiative, and supervised the bioinformatics and statistical genetics behind the project’s counterpart diagnostics tool. He also developed the first statistical methods for modeling haplotype and isoform specific expression using RNA sequencing data, and has collaborated with research groups on their application to diverse biological questions.

He holds a PhD in biostatistics and a MSc in Computing Science, both from Imperial College London, and a BSc in Economics & Politics from Bristol University.

 
 
 

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

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JOSEP TURRO-BASSOLS

CFA charterholder

Member, Investment Committee

Josep Turro-Bassols is CEO of IAD España and co-founder of Barcino Socimi, a REIT fund focused on Barcelona real-estate that IPO’d in 2017 with currently more than 35M Euros of AUM.

Josep brings to Tachyon more than 17 years of experience in private equity, leverage finance, M&A and fund management. Josep spent the majority of his career in London, where he worked at Deutsche Bank, IK Investment Partners, GMT Comm. Partners, Ironshield Capital, Societe Generale, and Chalkhill Partners on the sell-side.

Josep holds a MSc Econ/Phil from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Mathematics & Philosophy from Oxford University.

 
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REMI BUTTIAUX

Member, Investment Committee

Remi brings to Tachyon’s investment committee more than 17 years in Private Equity and M&A.

Remi is a Partner at IK Investment Partners, where he joined in 2001 and is nowadays part of the French Mid Cap team as well as the Mid Cap funds’ Investment Committee.

From 1999 to 2001 he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in London, after spending one year at Paribas Affaires Industrielles (PAI) in Paris.

He graduated in 1999 from HEC Paris majoring in Finance.