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Carina Namih

Episode1 Ventures

Carina is a General Partner at Episode1 Ventures, where she invests in seed-stage businesses based in the UK.

Prior to becoming an investor in London, Carina spent 5 years in San Francisco where she was the cofounder and CEO of HelixNano—one of the first companies to successfully apply machine learning techniques to genetic data for better cancer therapy—with a team from Harvard, backed by Y Combinator and Eric Schmidt.

Carina has also been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, a Venture Advisor at the Global Innovation Fund, and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Carina holds a first class degree from Oxford University in philosophy, politics, and economics.

She sits on the curatorial committee of the Science Gallery London and the Venture Capital Committee of the British Venture Capital Association.

When not working with founders, Carina loves to hike (mostly in Suffolk), paint (usually oil portraits), and experiment in the kitchen (often inedible).

Carina is a member of Class 24, serving her fellowship at Episode1 Ventures.