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Christopher Holterhoff

SVP, Head of Business Development

Mr. Christopher Holterhoff joined Bluejay in 2023 as Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development with more than 15 years of biotech experience in business and corporate development, corporate finance and strategy, equity research, investment banking. He brings broad transactional and capital raising experience ranging from buy and sell-side M&A, licensing, R&D collaborations, debt capital instruments, and royalty monetizations for public and private companies from development-stage to commercialization. Prior to Bluejay, Chris was vice president of business and corporate development at LEXEO Therapeutics, where he led business development and strategic transactions and also played a significant role in the company’s capital raising activities. Before joining LEXEO, Chris served as executive director of business development at Amicus Therapeutics where he executed on new strategic business opportunities for Amicus’ gene therapy pipeline, including license agreements, M&A transactions, and R&D collaborations, and led the alliance management function. Before Amicus, Chris was an associate in healthcare investment banking at MTS Health Partners. While at MTS Health Partners, he advised public and private biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on strategic buy and sell-side transactions and financings. Prior to MTS Health Partners, Chris was a senior publishing equity research analyst providing coverage of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Chris received his MBA from Columbia University, MS in Biotechnology from Georgetown University, and BS from Providence College.
Keting Chu

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Dr. Keting Chu is an experienced biotech executive, entrepreneur and life science venture investor with a broad range of experiences in therapeutic development in both large and small biotechnology companies and venture investments.

Prior to founding Bluejay, Keting was a Partner and a Venture partner at LYFE Capital. Working with the team in Lyfe capital, Keting helped to close $550M Lyfe Capital Fund III and invested in Ansun Biopharm, Pliant Therapeutics and Tempest Therapeutics. Pliant and Tempest went IPO in NASDAQ successfully in 2020 and 2021. Keting was previously a venture partner in Apple Tree Partners briefly. Before joining Apple Tree Partners, Keting spent five years as VP, Research TAP at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). There she was responsible for venture philanthropy, also known as the Therapy Acceleration program. At LLS, Keting led the investment into Celator, Stemline, Constellation, Affimed, ArgenX, Kite Pharma, Kiadis, OncoPep, Valor and a number of projects in academic institutions with the focus on proof-of-concept (POC) studies in patients. Three of the nine companies received “Breakthrough” designation by the FDA in 2016 after positive proof-of-concept studies. Celator was acquired by Jazz Pharma for $1.5B, Kite by Gilead for $12B and Stemline by Menarini for $677M. Three NDAs, by Celator, Kite and Stemline, were approved by the US FDA successfully. Prior to LLS, Keting was the CEO of Mission Therapeutics and the Co-Founder, President and CEO of DigitAB, Inc. and BioCubed Corporation. For her first startup company, Five Prime Therapeutics, Keting was Vice President of Biology and Head of R&D where she built the R&D strategy and team, established the technology platform and generated a product pipeline. Prior to Five Prime, Keting was the Head of Immunotherapy and Antibody Therapeutics Division at Chiron Corporation, where she engaged in preclinical and clinical developments of protein, DNA-based, and small molecule therapeutics for cancer and inflammatory diseases. Three cancer therapeutic antibodies that keting led the team from discovery to phase I clinical trials are in phase II and III testing now.

Keting received her MD in Sun Yat-Sen Medical University where she specialized in infectious diseases in China, and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). She also conducted her postdoctoral training at Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF.