Speaker Detail

Paul Morris

DIT

Biography

Paul Morris is a 21-year veteran of the Corporate Venture Capital industry. He set up and ran the CVC operation of Dow Chemical in Europe and has been at the forefront of new CVC initiatives for many years. He has invested over $100M in 35 direct deals and, as an LP, in 15 VC funds.  During a 28-year career with Dow, Morris held senior business management roles across various geographies, including Head of New Businesses for EMEA.  He now consults for corporates, governments, start-ups and funds on CVC, investments and fundraising.  This currently includes supporting initiatives by certain governments, including the UK, to stimulate the flow of inward VC investment, drawing on his network of close contacts with over 100 CVC leaders globally.  Morris is a regular speaker at major CVC events and, as Head of the Global Corporate Venturing Academy,  delivers training courses for corporate VCs in the US, Europe and Asia. He holds board positions in five entities in Europe and the Middle East spanning both public and private sectors.  He was elected in 2017 as President of the Global Government Venturing Leadership Society. An avid sportsman, Paul Morris has captained teams at club and representative level in rugby and cricket. He is now an enthusiastic skier and cyclist.