Posts tagged Cambridge University
Deep pockets and lengthy timescales

Martin Frost, CEO and co-founder of CMR Surgical, joins us this week. Martin is passionate about supporting technology based start-ups that make a difference to people’s lives, and has great experience raising venture and company development. You can hear more by listening to his podcast…

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Overcoming the global identification challenge

Toby Norman is our notably inspirational guest this week. Toby is a social entrepreneur, passionate about empowering the global health community with high impact, cutting edge biometric technology in order to overcome the difficult identification challenge faced by many developing countries. You can hear more by listening to his podcast…

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In pursuit of unicorns

Max Bautin connects with the Invested Investor podcast this week. Co-founder and partner in IQ Capital, a Cambridge based deep tech, seed and early stage VC fund, focusing on a portfolio of UK start-ups. Max offers us an insightful glimpse into his world, a compelling listen. You can hear more by listening to his podcast…

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Capital is as important as the idea

Dr Victor Christou follows on from part one of his podcast, he tells his story beyond Opsys and discusses his philosophy behind investments made today. Victor spent time at Oxford Capital Partners and later at Wellington Partners before embarking on his future at Cambridge Innovation Capital. He manages a fine balance between his entrepreneur and the investment, by engaging in a necessary mix of support and scepticism. You can hear more by listening to his podcast…

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From a bucket of ice to a world leading life sciences innovator

Jonathan Milner was working as a postdoc in a Cambridge oncology lab when he was struck by an 'entrepreneurial seizure'. Inspired by his father, an engineer who ran a small company, he set up a venture to manufacture antibodies for biology research. Having come close to bankruptcy, Abcam is now worth £2.3 billion and renowned for its positive company culture. In this podcast, the first of two podcasts featuring Jonathan Milner, he takes us through this journey, and explains how lessons learned - as well as a single bucket of ice - turned a failing company into a world leader.

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Tech transfer, supporting Cambridge University start-up spin outs

In our first themed podcast, Dr Anne Dobree, of Cambridge Enterprise, outlines the importance of mentoring start-ups that have spun out of universities and that it is paramount to back the business rather than max the investment.

Anne has worked in University technology commercialisation since 1999. Anne first joined the technology transfer team at the University of Cambridge in 2001, and has held a number of roles with Cambridge Enterprise and its predecessors including Head of Technology Transfer and Interim Director.

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