Ron Bauer is a venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur with a particular interest in creative ways of financing businesses. He has been at the forefront of creative financing options for startups, early stage and mid stage businesses for over 20 years. His main focus is in the Life Sciences sector where he has created a number of exciting ventures side by side some of the world’s leading scientists as well as world class academic institutions that include Vanderbilt, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Cornell, Hebrew University and Wash U to name a few.
Ron has a proven track record of nurturing innovative concepts and supporting dynamic entrepreneurs and scientists, taking them from early stage seed funding all the way through to public mergers, RTO’s or IPO’sor trade sales with larger companies, both public and private, across the globe. He is experienced in the M&A and Corporate Finance aspects of business and seasoned in the Capital Markets. He has experience listing portfolio companies on leading exchanges in the USA, Canada and the UK.
He was the Co-Founder and Director of Turkana Energy, which merged with Africa Oil (TSX:AOI) in July 2009. The company went on to have a peak market value of over $3 Billion CAD, having raised in excess of $1 Billion of equity after successfully drilling Turkana’s oil concession. The company is considered by many one of Canada’s most successful oil & gas exploration companies and discovered one of Africa’s largest oil sources this century.