Inga Deakin, Ph.D., MSc
Inga Deakin is a Mentor-in-Residence with Duke New Ventures and Entrepreneur-in-Residence in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She brings experience from her time as a Principal with a venture capital fund in London which raised ~$600m to find, build and invest in university spin-outs from the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial and UCL. She helped form companies, build management teams, lead early investments and build VC investor syndicates, and represented the fund on the board of 5 companies, two of which are were acquired by large corporates.
After moving to North Carolina in 2017, she was Chief of Staff in a diagnostics company commercializing a liquid biopsy technology from the UK to obtain regulatory approval and reimbursement coverage. Earlier in her career, she worked in tech transfer with a biotech incubator in London.
Inga received a PhD (DPhil) and MSc in Neuroscience/Psychiatry from the University of Oxford and undergraduate BA (MA) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.