Lucy Marcus is a highly experienced conference and keynote speaker and the Founder and CEO of a venture consulting company. She is an adept and knowledgable speaker on global economic trends and best practices for investment.  

Lucy is committed to fostering sustainable success for funding organisations. She works in venture capital and private equity funds, to help her clients create robust businesses with strong foundations for their funding efforts. She is a fellow at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School, teaching and researching on leadership & innovation, and exploring the changing landscape in funding in biotech, pharma, and cleantech.

Lucy serves as non-executive chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund, chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund Investment Panel, and non-executive director and chair of the board audit committee of BioCity Nottingham.  She is co-founder, judge and chair of the board of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards, a member of the international advisory board of the Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid, and is also on the board of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council. Lucy served as an independent non-executive director and treasurer on the board of the International Step-by-Step Association. She is the co-founder and chair of "Leadership in
Conflict" which is working to develop leaders in conflict and post-conflict zones. Lucy is also the chair of The Global Task Force on Building Women Leaders, and the founder of HighTech Women.

Lucy started out in an enterprise management software company, and moved on to work at Price Waterhouse and at the US Treasury Department's Economic Policy Division.  Selected as a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow, Lucy is also a fellow of the Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship Program and a fellow of the British-American Project, and was selected to take part in the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt Transatlantic Forums, and the Council of the United States and Italy's Young Leaders Forum.  Rated as The Independent Newspaper's 43rd Most Powerful Britons on Twitter, Lucy was also featured as Director Magazine's Director of the  Month, was listed as a face to watch in Management Today Magazine's list of Britain's 50 Most Powerful Women, and in Business Age Magazine's 10 Women Changing the Direction of British Business. Lucy also served on the jury to select The Wall Street Journal Europe's Most Successful Businesswomen in Europe, and on the Digital Democracy steering group of the John Smith Memorial Trust.

Lucy speaks regularly on board dynamism, and is a prolific writer-including in social media channels. In fact, she received the Rising Star of Corporate Governance award from Yale University, and The Independent ranked Lucy as 43rd in their Most Powerful Britons on Twitter.  She has been profiled and published in a vast selection of international business and economic magazines and broadsheets. She has been appointed Professor of Leadership and Governance at IE Business School.

Speaking Topics
Bringing a 360 degree perspective, Lucy speaks about the old and new economies of software, the internet, government and industry.
- global economic trends and best practices for investment
- private equity
- venture capital
- entrepreneurship
- technology
- corporate governance
- women in business

Testimonials

Smart talking, no-nonsense tell it like it is delivery went down well, she gained some social media converts at the event... she was really good in the discussion and in sharing advice to SME's.
- Science City York

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