Brightstar Partners
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Key Team Members

Brightstar has an extensive team of experts and partners round the globe, with portfolio companies, partners and affiliates able to advise and manage medical technology projects of any size

Dr. Chris Winter

Managing Partner

An experienced venture capitalist, angel investor, entrepreneur and research leader. Chris has 30 years experience in R&D, venture capital and corporate VC.

Chris has been involved with 40+ start-ups and five $80m+ exits. He is formerly Chairman of Health Enterprise East (NHS Innovation Hub); Founder of Synergix Health (Health company); a Partner with New Venture Partners (International VC); Founder and CTO of BT Brightstar (Corporate Venturing) and an Entrepreneur and former Head of Futures Research at BT (R&D). He has provided innovation and IP commercialisation advice to major corporations including companies such as Origin Energy, VTT, Xerox and Swiss Post.

Currently Chris is Managing Partner at the KUKI-I fund (UK=Korea MedTech fund), Chairman of InterMedi Group (MedTech Group), Board Director at Agrimetrics (AgTech Big Data company) and Chairman of NeuDrive Ltd (Plastic Biosensors)

Dr. Winter holds a BA (Oxon, Biochemistry), a PhD (Physics), and Visiting Professorships at UCS, Brunel and Reading Universities. He lectures regularly at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University on corporate venturing and IP exploitations

Chris leads and co-ordinates the wider team.