Cory Freedland, PhD

Principal

Cory joined Samsara in 2017. Prior to Samsara, Cory was a Principal at Sofinnova Ventures where he focused on biopharmaceutical investments. Cory played a central role in Sofinnova’s investments in BioClin Therapeutics, Civitas (acquired by Acorda), NextCure, NuCana Biomed (NCNA), Principia Biopharma, Spark Therapeutics (ONCE), Ziarco (acquired by Novartis), and ZS Pharma (ZSPH; acquired by AstraZeneca). Prior to Sofinnova, Cory was a Principal at Novo A/S.

Before his transition to healthcare investing, he was a Vice President in the healthcare investment banking practice at Morgan Stanley where he advised on over $12 billion of strategic and financing transactions in the biopharmaceutical and life science tools/diagnostics sectors. Prior to transitioning to life sciences finance, Cory worked as a research scientist for Roche focusing on preclinical drug discovery and novel target identification for psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.

He received his PhD in Pharmacology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Cory holds a BA in Psychology and Religious Studies from Connecticut College.