Interview with the Alantra Pharma Fast 50 2021 winner

Date 14 July 2021

Type Investment Banking

Tom Cowap, Director and the author of the Alantra Pharma Fast 50, interviews Andrew Hopkins, the CEO of Exscientia. Exscientia is the fastest-growing business in the 2021 Alantra Pharma Fast 50. Andrew talks about Exscientia and its technology, knowing when it was the right time to seeking external investment and how investors have influenced Exscientia’s growth, his advice for other entrepreneurs in the sector and what the future holds for the company.

Guide to timings

  • 0:00 Introducing Exscientia and its technology
  • 4:15 How the rapid development of Covid-19 vaccines is impacting Exscientia
  • 6:02 The right time to seek external investors
  • 9:10 How each investor has influenced growth
  • 12:06 Sharing key learnings for raising investment
  • 14:55 What most excites Andrew about Exscientia’s future