The rest of the 100 (in alphabetical order): Andrew Naylor, Nottingham Invention Fund
Andrew Naylor has been in charge of the University of Nottingham’s technology transfer company Nottingham Technology Ventures since late 2017. Naylor’s remit also covers management of the £5m ($6.6m) Nottingham Invention Fund, which provides early-stage finance to the university’s spinouts.
His experience in helping startups in the technology sector is considerable, having spent most of the past two decades as a senior manager, CEO and non-executive director of a variety of businesses, including several years as head of physical sciences at commercialisation firm IP Group.
Nottingham Technology Ventures is based in the Ingenuity Centre in the University of Nottingham Innovation Park. It also works in partnership with Biocity Nottingham, the largest bio-incubator in the UK.
In June this year, Nottingham Technology Ventures sold its stake in US-based drug discovery firm Crown Bioscience to manufacturing conglomerate JSR Corporation for $4.8m. Crown Bio also acquired Precos, an oncological research spinout from the university, in 2015.