Archangels, has appointed Professor Adam Stokes as its Academic in Residence.
Professor Stokes, Co-Lead of The National Robotarium and Deputy Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, will help Archangels review investment opportunities from Scotland’s most exciting life sciences and technology businesses.
As well as a successful academic career, Professor Stokes is also the founder of several businesses in the health-tech and robotics space and consults on a variety of other ventures.
Adam has assisted Archangels’ New Deals Committee since 2020 on a consultancy basis, giving advice on innovative Scottish tech and life science start-ups. Now holding a formal role with Archangels, both parties are looking to find Scottish businesses with a combination of novel solutions to important problems, protectable IP, and a team whose values and expertise are aligned with scaling the business globally.
Professor Stokes said: “Throughout my academic and entrepreneurial journey, I have always been passionate about nurturing Scottish tech start-ups. My membership of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland and being selected for MIT/Harvard entrepreneurial development programme as part of the Scotland CanDo initiative were formative experiences which sparked my passion for working with and developing some of Scotland’s most exciting growing businesses.
“Working with Archangels gives me the opportunity to help other entrepreneurs in the Scottish life sciences and tech-ecosystems to realise their potential.”
Niki McKenzie, Joint Managing Director of Archangels, said: “Scotland is a thriving hub of technological innovation and having the right people in place to identify the best opportunities will be vital in ensuring we continue to have one of the highest success rates of any angel investor. Retaining Adam’s skills, experience and scientific understanding of what makes a successful proposition will be invaluable.”