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Teri Willey

IU Ventures

Expert Bio

Teri Willey’s career has been about starting and reorganizing university technology transfer programs and launching new early-stage funds that invest in university science-based ventures. She returned to Indiana in 2018 to join IU as executive director of IU Ventures and to launch and manage the new Indiana Philanthropic Venture Fund. She is a member of the IU Ventures Board and Investment Committee and Dimension Mill/Velocities Investment Committee; a director of the Venture Club of Indiana, a director of portfolio companies Vascugen, NERx Biosciences, Diagnotes and Periodic; an advisor to OnCode Institute in the Netherlands, the Frankel Innovation Initiative at the University of Michigan and the Technology Innovation Partnership at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; an investing member of the Dimension Mill Flywheel Fund and the Portfolia Rising American Fund; and a founding member of the IU Foundation Black Philanthropy Circle. Willey is past president of the Association of University Technology Managers, a former Bye fellow of Christ’s College Cambridge in England and a State of Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash.

Areas of Expertise

Early-stage venture investing, university-affiliated venture funds, university spin-outs, university technology transfer.

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