Patrick is a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Group. He has more than 25 years of experience as a scientist, engineer, businessman, and venture capitalist. Patrick was at Intellectual Ventures for more than 10 years, most recently running startup incubation and technology commercialization around the world. His investments included Evolv Technology (Nasdaq: EVLV) of which he was a founding board member. He was also the founding CTO of Xinova, an Intellectual Ventures spinout that pioneers an international open-innovation market network.
Previously Patrick was a Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners where he funded and built early stage startups from universities and national labs in a variety of markets and technologies. His investments included Impinj (Nasdaq: PI), and Innovalight (acquired by DuPont).
Prior to joining the venture capital industry as a Kauffman Fellow, he held positions with Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and Bell Labs. Patrick led engineering projects for software development, speech recognition, network design and operations. He also worked in product management for the optical networking business and marketing where he led new product launches.
Before joining Bell Labs, Patrick conducted research in Nuclear Physics in North America and Europe. He published many articles in scientific journals including The Physical Review, Zeitschrift für Physik and Nuclear Instruments and Methods.
Patrick has served on the boards of 21 venture backed companies, in addition to several non-profit boards. His current memberships include: Wipro Ltd, the Cybereason Advisory Board and the University of Helsinki Commercialization Board. He is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute. He is an inventor on several patents, has written about innovation and is a frequent speaker at conferences.
In the last decade, Patrick has spent more than 1,000 days abroad conducting business in 31 countries and developing relationships with leaders in the technology, corporate and academic worlds.
His degrees include: a PhD, MS, and MPhil in Physics from Yale, an MBA from Wharton, and a BS in Mathematics and Physics from the College of William and Mary where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.