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Philip Barnes

Investment Executive

As an Investment Executive in Finance Wales’ Technology Venture Investments team, Phil focuses on investing in IP-rich, technology-backed businesses. Phil works across multiple technology sectors with particular expertise in biotechnology and medtech.

Prior to joining Finance Wales in 2015, Phil worked in commercial development and technology transfer in the university sector building commercial propositions with the early stage ventures and working closely with management teams to create investable opportunities. Previous commercial experience includes various consultancy roles providing technology scouting services to large pharmaceutical companies.

Phil has a PhD in neuroscience from Cardiff University where he conducted research on Alzheimer’s disease and the molecular basis of new memory formation.