Navigating the Valley of Death: How to commercialise your innovation? (November 28, 11.40am)
CEO of Commercialisation Australia; Serial entrepreneur National Precincts Board; Founder or Co-founder of six start-up companies, as well as an investor, investment manager, and advisor to several others.
Doron Ben-Meir has extensive experience in the venture capital industry and commercialisation more generally. Over the past twenty years, he has been involved in numerous venture capital organisations, and has been a founder or co-founder of six start-up companies, as well as an investor, investment manager, and advisor to several others.
In addition to personally building several technology businesses across various industry sectors, Doron also founded and was CEO of Prescient Venture Capital, and has held the positions of Principal, Private Equity and Venture Capital at Jagen Pty Ltd; General Manager, IT&T Investments at Escor Pty Ltd; and Investment Director at Momentum Funds Management.
Doron was appointed CEO of Commercialisation Australia (CA) in 2010. An Australian Government initiative, CA provides Australian businesses with access to funding and human resources tailored to help them bring their new intellectual property to market.
In addition to his ex-officio role on the Board of CA, Doron is a member of the National Precincts Board – a body established by the Federal Government to oversee the implementation of Industry Innovation Precincts and the new Industry Collaboration Fund as set out in the Government’s Plan for Australian Jobs (Industry and Innovation Statement) released in early 2013. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Doron’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (First Class Honours) from Monash University.