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Sano Shimoda

BioScience Securities
Founder and President

Sano Shimoda, BioScience Securities, Inc. Sano Shimoda is president and founder of BioScience Securities, a boutique strategic corporate advisory and investment banking firm that is located in Venice, California, in the Los Angeles area. BioScience Securities was originally founded in the San Francisco Bay area in 1993. BioScience Securities’ focus is unique, in that it was founded on a vision that the long-term development of agricultural biotechnology would redefine the value creation potential of agriculture, as well as redesign the links between agriculture and the broad economy, as we move towards a BioEconomy.

Formerly a Wall Street analyst, Sano has over 30 years of experience in the Wall Street community focusing on agriculture (especially Midwest agriculture), agricultural biotechnology, and the agricultural chemical and seed industries. Sano is well recognized for his forward-looking views of the changing dynamics biotechnology will have on agriculture and the overall economy. Sano’s views are widely quoted in both general business and ag-related publications and has made numerous presentations in the U.S. and worldwide to a broad array of companies and industry groups.

Sano received a B.S. in Business Administration (from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) and an MBA from the University of California (Berkeley, California). He also serves as an Advisory Board member to the Seed Science Center at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.