Penny is an Investment Director at SPARK. She works closely with the Universities associated with the Lachesis Seed Fund, helping to identify and develop commercially-valuable IP. She also works with SPARK’s Series A investments to ensure the right strategy is in place to protect and exploit their IP.
Penny originally joined Quester in 2005 and prior to that was with BTG plc working in client development, identifying and acquiring early stage inventions from academia and SMEs in the UK, which were then developed and commercialised by BTG. She also spent many years with the Public Health Laboratory Service, and had a notable academic career with over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the field of applied medical microbiology.
In addition, Penny is a Founder and Director of Id-Tech Ltd., a company that has successfully exploited her inventions to prevent needlestick injuries.