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12 - 13 June, 2019

Uzma Choudry
Investor at Octopus Ventures


Uzma is focused on assessing investment opportunities, conducting preliminary due diligence and executing deals. As part of the Future of Industry team, she focuses on the inner workings of new technologies, Deep Tech and Frontier Technologies such as drones, robotics, semi-conductors, precision genomics and cybersecurity.

Uzma was a research scientist in the fields of Biophysics and Synthetic Biology. Whilst undertaking her PhD she worked with the University of Manchester Innovation Company to assess the commercial feasibility of technologies being developed at the University, realising her passion for cutting edge technologies. Uzma joined the Ventures team in 2018.

“Through this experience I learnt about the many challenges of spinning out companies and taking disruptive innovations from the lab bench to the market.”

Agenda Sessions

  • Pitch Group Five - Security and connectivity