Dr Tony Raven FInstP MIoD
Dr Tony Raven is the former Chief Executive of Cambridge Enterprise, with over 30 years experience of start-up company management. He was the inventor behind the formation of Summit Technology, the Boston-based market leader in laser refractive surgery, and a co-founder of Sagentia Group plc, a technical and management consultancy based in Cambridge, UK. In 1991 he founded Diomed Inc, the pioneer and world leader in therapeutic medical diode lasers. Prior to Cambridge Enterprise, Tony held the Directorship of Research and Innovation Services at the University of Southampton for 10 years, during which time he established Southampton’s reputation as a leading entrepreneurial university creating a portfolio of 11 spin-out companies, of which four were listed on the London Stock Exchange. Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a member of the Institute of Directors.