President and CEO, IURTC
Tony Armstrong is the president and CEO of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC), an organization that works to bring IU research discoveries and inventions to the marketplace. As the leader of IURTC, he is responsible for new business incubation, licensing IU discoveries, and directing economic development outreach efforts across Indiana. Among IURTC’s recent accomplishments is the $100 million sale of Angel Learning, which was founded by Ali Jafari, an IUPUI professor, and David Mills, one of Jafari’s students, in 2009.
Tony has worked in many roles focused on the commercialization of IU intellectual property. Prior to joining IU, Tony was the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund and worked as the Deputy Director of the Indiana State Budget Agency under Governor Mitch Daniels. He has a bachelor’s degree in business and JD from Indiana University and an MBA from Butler University.
Ken Green has more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences industry in a broad range of roles including medical practitioner, investor, and manager. He co-founded Spring Mill Venture Partners an early-stage venture found and serves on a number of technology boards. He has held senior roles at SenMed Medical Ventures and Bristol Myers Squibb, and has taught graduate-level courses at Indiana University, Notre Dame, and Purdue University.
Ken holds an MD from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Drawing on a diverse business background in both the business of the life science industry at Cephalon, Inc., in innovation strategy and management consulting, Brian provides a unique technology-focused early-stage business perspective to the Innovate Indiana Fund. During his tenure at Cephalon, Brian worked within the business development and M&A team to execute three large transactions in addition to conducting diligence, commercial forecasting, investment case preparation, and IT project planning and implementation. He participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentor and can regularly be found attached to his iPhone or running alongside the canal in Indianapolis.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Colorado College. You can find him on Twitter, (at) SeedSeries.