On this week’s episode of the Talking Tech Transfer podcast, we welcome Alexis Dormandy, who has been the chief executive of Oxford Science Enterprises, the investment company set up by University of Oxford, since January this year.

He talks about the changes he has already enacted (which included rebranding the organisation from its original name of Oxford Sciences Innovation), what he plans to do next (such as surveying the portfolio to understand how to increase diversity) and the importance of building businesses that can rival the Microsofts and Intels of the world.

He also tells us why university venturing is the industry to join today if you want a career that is going to be full of massive opportunities in the years to come and he reveals why missing an opportunity to invest in an Oxford spinout that is now powering through every milestone while he was a partner at Atomico is a prime example of why university venturing needs to exist.


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Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Talking Tech Transfer interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).