Alice Hsieh

VP Business Development

Alice is an experienced business development & licensing professional with a background in law & management consulting. She is passionate about promoting innovation through collaboration among investors, biotech start-ups and big pharma to bring medicines to patients.

Alice has a proven track record in leading complex, high impact transactions across multiple technology platforms and therapeutic areas for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Before Octant, Alice was at Genentech/Roche as a Business Development Project Leader in Pharma Partnering and Asst. General Counsel in Legal supporting Pharma Partnering, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Pharma Technical External Collaborations. Prior to Genentech, Alice was transactional counsel at the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto and supported key partnerships and mergers and acquisitions for large pharmaceutical and small biotech companies. Alice received her B.A. from Stanford University in Human Biology and J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Alice aspires to improve her tennis game, conquer her fear of downhill mountain biking, and (re)learn how to play Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

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