The rest of the 100 (in alphabetical order): Todd Keiller, director of intellectual property and innovation, WPI Accelerator Fund

With almost three decades’ experience in technology transfer and commercialisation, it is hardly surprising that Todd Keiller is making a major success of his current role of director of intellectual property and innovation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Since joining in 2011, following 13 years as director of technology transfer at University of Vermont, Keiller has overhauled the university’s intellectual property policy to put it on a more commercial footing and created the WPI Accelerator Fund.

The fund was launched in conjunction with the WPI School of Business and Advancement in 2014. It helps to support the Accelerate WPI program and invests in companies that have grown out of the university.

Among recent deals facilitated by the WPI Accelerator Fund was the April 2018 $1m seed round for data analytics technology provider Datanomix – a round that included Mill Works Fund, 10X Ventures, Alumni Venture Group, Wasabi Ventures and angel investors.