Raising funds from start to exit: financing your venture |
Adrian is an award-winning tech. entrepreneur and author of the highly-rated business book Start to Exit: How to maximize the value in your start-up. He was the founding CEO of a high technology anti-counterfeiting business called Singular ID that was spun out of the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore. The company went on to raise angel and venture capital funding before being acquired in a trade sale by a leading global pharmaceutical packaging supplier.
Adrian is currently a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Birmingham where he helps scientists and engineers understand routes to commercialising research and how to start and scale a successful venture which has intellectual property at its core. He is also the founder of the nationally acclaimed annual Malvern Festival of Innovation, the CTO of a blockchain startup called BlockMark Technologies Ltd, and the co-founder of the Wyche Innovation Centre on the Malvern Hills. Adrian has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a D.Phil. in Materials Science from the University of Oxford. He was listed as a Maserati 100 Entrepreneur by the Centre for Entrepreneurs in The Sunday Times in February 2015.