Meet our Deal Professionals
Nick DeLong, PhD
Nick brings significant analytical and scientific experience to Locust Walk Partners. Nick co-founded Evolved Capital, a software and services company providing advanced deal tools to venture capital firms and entrepreneurs seeking VC funding. In his role at Evolved Capital, he created sophisticated systems for managing and executing VC financings including deal analytics, negotiation tools, valuation models, and data mining tools. By adapting and expanding these tools for use in pharmaceutical transactions, Nick adds powerful analytical capabilities to the Locust Walk Partners toolkit.
Prior to founding Evolved Capital, Nick completed a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neuroscience. In the course of his thesis work, Nick developed computational models of neurological systems, pairing studies in biological and simulated cells to generate unique scientific insights. As part of this work, he published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers which provide the basis for ongoing studies. In parallel, Nick has developed numerous data analysis systems and tools as an independent consultant to a variety of industries.
Nick also volunteers on the board of The BioBreak Organization, a non-profit which holds periodic networking events for professionals in the biotech space. Nick joined BioBreak in 2006, and has since helped expand the group’s membership to several thousand members in multiple geographic regions.
Nick holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a dual B.A. in Computer Science and Molecular Biology / Biochemistry from Rutgers University.
He is a FINRA registered representative and holds his Series 79 and 63 licenses.