David Grainger

About David Grainger

Birth Day: October 12, 1966
Alma mater: Cambridge University
Occupation: venture capitalist, medicxi, biotechnology executive, Methuselah Health Ltd., blogger

David Grainger

David Grainger was born on October 12, 1966. Entrepreneur David Grainger (III) along with wife Janice Stone started The Guild of Automotive Restorers in 1991. Also Known as Restoration Garage, now in its fourth season. The Guild has been featured on TV, radio and in print all over the world. David Grainger enjoys flying planes, riding horses and racing boats. Maybe this is why , "The Guild was established to give David the opportunity and resources needed for such costly hobbies and endeavors. In his previous life before The Guild Davis could be found at Zoos and Sanctuaries helping injured birds, training large cats, interacting with reptiles inclusive of poisonous snakes like the King Cobra. He is also an accomplished professional diver with a history of working with sharks. He had been a professional wildlife artist with published works in the Globe and Mail ,National Post and Octane magazine. David has lead an eclectic life and even at age 64 shows little to no signs of slowing down.

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Born October 12, 1966 ()
Birthday October 12

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David Grainger was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

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Reared in England, Grainger graduated with degree in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) from Cambridge University in 1989, and a PhD in Vascular Cell Biology from the same institution in 1992.


After receiving his PhD, Grainger undertook post-doctoral research in the British Heart Foundation Smooth Muscle Cell laboratory at Cambridge University. Following publications in Nature and elsewhere setting out his Protective Cytokine Hypothesis explaining the role of the cytokine TGF-beta 1 in the cardiovascular system, Grainger was appointed principal investigator in the Department of Medicine at his alma mater, Cambridge University, in 1997.


While at Cambridge University, Grainger founded life sciences companies including FingerPrint Diagnostics (2001), and Funxional Therapeutics (2005). FingerPrint Diagnostics merged with SmartBead Technologies to form Pronostics, a molecular diagnostics company, in 2006. Funxional Therapeutics, based on an anti-inflammatory drug candidate spun-out from Grainger's Cambridge University lab, became an Index Ventures portfolio company where Grainger also served as chief scientific officer until it was sold to Boehringer Ingelheim in 2012.


Grainger joined Index Ventures in 2012, and a Blogger on topics related to the pharmaceutical industry under the pen name “DrugBaron”. where he was involved with funding and advising a variety of companies, including XO1, a biotech company developing an anticoagulant, where he served as chairman and interim CEO before it was sold to Johnson & Johnson He co-founded medicxi in February 2016 with fellow former Index Ventures partners Francesco De Rubertis, Kevin Johnson and Michele Ollier.


He was formerly with Index Ventures, an international venture capital firm with offices in London, Geneva and San Francisco, in the firm’s life sciences practice. He also writes for Forbes.com on topics related to the pharmaceutical industry.

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