NextWave Ventures, a Carlsbad, CA-based venture capital firm specializing in the commercialization of early-stage technologies, has appointed Dr. Peter Curley as Director of Technology Platforms.
Dr. Curley will serve as a technology partner scout and will focus on identifying opportunities for NextWave Ventures with universities and research institutions throughout California and the United States.
He will be responsible for ensuring that portfolio companies are poised for success and positioned for growth series funding rounds. Additionally, Dr. Curley will help identify key technologies that will receive capital from the company.
Prior to joining NextWave Ventures, Dr. Curley served as a Director and advisor for Imprimatur Capital, a UK-based venture capital firm, where he was responsible for identifying key technologies worldwide for investment in addition to providing operational support for portfolio brands.
He has also served as an advisor to The Climate Group where he created new low-carbon projects and collaborative opportunities with global corporate partners.
Dr. Curley also supervised the management of LED programs and partnership with Philips Lighting, covering the wide benefits of low carbon technologies, energy efficiency, LED lighting, connected smart cities and buildings, and the Internet of Things.
Founded in 2010 and led Jeff Slosar, Managing Partner, NextWave Ventures is a seed to early stage investment firm specializing in the commercialization of advanced technologies originating within universities and research institutes.
Investments span sectors from ambient computing to advanced materials, artificial intelligence to digital media, and IoT to 3D bioprinting.