Dr Andy Richards CBE
Andy has an established track record in founding and scaling up innovative Biotech and Healthtech companies in the UK. He is currently Chairman of Arecor, Closed Loop Medicine, Congenica, Abcodia, and the Babraham Research Campus and is a Director of Ieso Digital Health, Owlstone Medical and Cancer Research Technology (commercial board of CR-UK). In addition to the UCL Technology Fund, he is an advisor to Cambridge Innovation Capital. His early career spanned positions with ICI (now AstraZeneca) and PA Technology, and he was a founder and executive director of Chiroscience plc. Since 1999 he has founded, invested in and helped to scale more than 25 innovative ventures including companies such as Vectura, Arakis, Cambridge Biotechnology Ltd and Geneservice. Andy is also a founder member of the Cambridge Angels.