Julian Smith

Julian is a Chartered Accountant with 23 years senior experience in listed and privately held technology and technology related companies. Most recently he was the CFO for five years at multinational biotech services and IP licencing company Abzena plc until its acquisition by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in October 2018. He has completed two IPOs (Abzena and Imperial Innovations plc) and one takeover on AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Total funds raised to date exceed £370m through 13 fund raising events in four companies from venture capitalists, public equity and debt finance. He has 12 years listed Company CFO experience. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Anderson in 1990 following completion of an Engineering Science Degree at Oxford University.