Doron Ben-Meir

Doron Ben Meir

Vice-Principal Enterprise, Chancellery, University of Melbourne

Doron is a successful serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. In 2014, he was appointed Director of the Federal Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme.  This $484.2 million Programme provides advice, assistance and tailored support to small and medium businesses to improve business capability and competitiveness, improve collaboration with research institutions, and facilitate the commercialisation of new products, processes and services.

Doron has extensive experience in the venture capital industry and commercialisation more generally. Over the past twenty four years he has been involved in numerous venture capital organisations; has been a founder or co-founder of six start-up companies; as well as an investor, investment manager, and advisor to several other companies.

He has an intimate understanding of the practical challenges companies face, and of what is required to be successful. Through his investment and advisory work, he has been involved in identifying and assisting innovative companies to commercialise their intellectual property and transition through various stages of business development.

In April 2010 he was appointed by the Australian Government as the CEO of Commercialisation Australia. Doron’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Hons) from Monash University, Melbourne. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.