About Us

We are the future of Dealmaking

MotionHall is a frontier technology company led by experienced startup founders and respected dealmakers.

We are passionate about building modern technology that makes a difference for biopharma's dealmakers, companies and for patients. We focus on pharmaceutical sell-side partnering and M&A and provide predictive partnering intelligence.

Our Leaders

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Rachael Craig

Founder & CEO

Rachael Craig

Founder & CEO

Rachael brings a level of mastery in connecting with others; particularly around large transactions. Her aptitude for connection is the foundation on which MotionHall’s approach is built. She cares deeply about putting the right tools into the hands of passionate company builders to ensure that meaningful products get to patients. Rachael has experience in big data, technology development, AI, product management, and has a nuanced expertise on the inner workings of life sciences transaction cycles. Whether you work with MotionHall or Rachael directly, you will capitalize from her breadth of knowledge around best practices for out-licensing or sell-side M&A deal makers.

“Rachael has been called a human lockpick.”

- Bob Garish

“She's the best networker that I've ever met.”

- Paul Brennan

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Matthew Jewkes

Founder & CTO

Matthew Jewkes

Founder & CTO

Matthew is responsible for MotionHall’s technology vision and strategy. He is a unique blend of wide-ranged technical prowess and exceptional management skills. Matthew is a technology veteran with experience in advanced encryption, natural language processing, AI and multiple platforms, including Cloud desktop iOS. He co-founded MotionHall after the acquisition of his first co-operative software consultancy Twisted Oak Studios.
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Danielle Lovell

Chief of Staff

Danielle Lovell

Chief of Staff

Danielle is a people person through and through. She has unparalleled expertise in managing both high touch and intrapersonal relationships. She is MotionHall’s organizational centerpiece. Danielle directs MotionHall’s commercial team as well as leading customer relations. Her experience in outreach and customer relations are a driving force behind MotionHall’s success. Danielle is a Yale graduate and previously founded BLANKSLATE Partners, an outsourced talent resource company.
Derek Rodgers

Director of Quality

Derek Rodgers

Director of Quality

Derek leads the interface between development and customer success teams, ensuring that our industry-leading data and software help customers find meaningful solutions. He holds a BSc with Honours in Neuroscience from Dalhousie Univesity and previously worked developing complex software-based training solutions for government clients. His dual background in neuroscience and computer science allow him to expertly support our machine analysis and modelling of deals.
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Jade Tong

Software Engineer

Jade Tong

Software Engineer

Jade is a software engineer working on MotionHall's data ingestion and model systems. She holds a MSc in neuroscience from UBC and has in-depth research experience working with cell cultures, bone marrow, DNA, RNA and proteins. Jade's breadth of scientific knowledge subtly permeates into her engineering work. Jade is driven by curiosity, edge cases and the discovery of new knowledge.

Deal Expertise Meets Frontier Technology.

Our advisors are engaged and dedicated members of our team. Their substantial expertise brings deep and un-purchasable insights into the pharmaceutical industry, information services, and the scaling of Artificial Intelligence product systems.

  • Drew Volpe Director, First Star Ventures
  • Rod Ferguson Managing Director, Panorama Capital (formerly Senior Director Business & Corporate Development, Genentech
  • Roger Longman CEO, Real Endpoints
  • Robin Sherrington Executive Director, Xenon Pharmaceuticals
  • Eric Walczykowski (formerly VP Life Sciences, Thomson Reuters and Division President, Deloitte Recap)
  • Irfan Ahmad Founder and CTO, Cloud Physics
  • Vinay Singh Management Consultant at Blue Matter Consulting Life Sciences Practice
  • Yanda Ehrlich CEO Parsable, Founder and Managing Director at Working Capital
  • Dennis Pilarinos CEO BuddyBuild, Advisor at Creative Destruction Lab
  • Nat Friedman CEO GitHub, CEO Xamarin, Founder of AI Grant
  • Ross Fubini Founder and Partner at Village Global, Advisor to Palantir

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