Patrick Ennis

Patrick Ennis

CTO, Xinova and Global Head of Technology, Intellectual Ventures

Sector Expertise: Semiconductors, Materials Science, Computing and Communications

Patrick has more than 25 years of experience as a scientist, engineer, businessman, and venture capitalist. He is currently CTO of Xinova which is the leader in international open innovation. Patrick is also Global Head of Technology for Intellectual Ventures where he works on technology commercialization around the world. He operates out of Seattle and Pyeongchang, Korea.

Previously Patrick was a Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners where he funded and built early stage startups from universities and national labs in a variety of markets and technologies. His investments included Impinj (Nasdaq: PI), and Innovalight (acquired by Dow Chemical).

Prior to joining the venture capital industry as a Kauffman Fellow, he held positions with Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and Bell Labs. Patrick led engineering projects for software development, speech recognition, network design and operations. He also worked in product management for the optical networking business and marketing where he led new product launches.

Before joining Bell Labs, Patrick conducted research in Nuclear Physics in North America and Europe. He published many articles in scientific journals including The Physical Review, Zeitschrift für Physik and Nuclear Instruments and Methods.

Patrick has served on many corporate, educational, and non-profit boards. His current memberships include: Wipro Ltd, Evolv Technology, Benemilk Oy, MClogic, The W Fund and the Lockheed Martin Technical Advisory Group. He is an inventor on several patents, has written extensively about innovation and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

His degrees include: a PhD, MS, and MPhil in Physics from Yale, an MBA from Wharton, and a BS in Mathematics and Physics from the College of William and Mary where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.