Dr. Patrick Ennis
Dr. Patrick Ennis, our Director, has over 30 years of experience in investing and operations spanning 30+ countries with expertise in technology transfer, product development, intellectual property and startup creation. Patrick is a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Group, a venture capital and private equity group focused on early-stage technology companies. Patrick is also a Director at Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT).
Previously, Patrick served as Global Head of Technology at Intellectual Ventures, a private equity firm specializing in invention, where he had responsibility for incubation, seed investments and technology commercialization, along with primary responsibility for investments in Asia. He was also the co-founding CTO of Xinova, a pioneer in global innovation market networks, and a Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners.
Prior to ARCH Venture Partners, Patrick held positions with Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and Bell Labs. Patrick is currently a Fellow at the Potomac Institute, a member of the University of Helsinki’s Commercialization Advisory Board, and an advisor to various companies in the defense industry. Dr. Ennis earned a Ph.D. and MS in Physics from Yale, an MBA from Wharton, and a BS in Math and Physics from the College of William & Mary. He has conducted research in Nuclear Physics at national and government laboratories in North America and Europe and is also a Kaufman Fellow.