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Corporate venturing appt

Nick Cox has been appointed director of Corporate Venturing UK, a new organisation set up to promote corporate venturing in the UK and to create a national market for those seeking corporate venturing deals see venture capital news this issue.

Former head of flight test engineering at British Aerospace, Cox has worked as a consultant since 1994, advising private and public sector organisations on innovation, early stage finance and technology management. His major projects included an EU programme to assist technology-based businesses and a UK Department of Trade and Industry service to source technology transfer in the UK Aerospace and Defence sector.

Michael Snyder, chairman of the National Business Angels Network, said: “We are delighted to have attracted Nick to this important job. His knowledge of corporate venturing and his record of practical support for technology businesses will help us to achieve our ambitions for this growing market.”