Robert J. Creeden joined the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group in August 2016 as its first Managing Director of the UVA Seed Fund and New Ventures.
As the managing director of New Ventures, Creeden is tasked with building initiatives to identify opportunities for the creation of high-quality ventures based on new technologies in the Licensing & Ventures Group’s portfolio, recruiting talented executives and entrepreneurs-in-residence and mentoring and advising newly formed companies. Creeden also leads the day-to-day operations of the UVA Seed Fund.
Creeden comes to the University community after serving as the founding executive director of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in the North Carolina Research Triangle. His efforts helped strengthen the area’s business environment, resulting in early-stage and seed investment of more than $60 million.
In 2005, Creeden created and managed the Partners Innovation Fund at Partners HealthCare in Boston – one of the first academic medical center venture funds of its kind in the country. Prior to joining Partners, Creeden served as vice president of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation, an early-stage venture firm, and as general partner of Egan-Managed Capital, a $150 million New England-based venture firm.
Creeden’s career began in start-ups, where he served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for various early-stage ventures in the Boston area.
Creedn holds an M.B.A. from Suffolk University and a B.A. in Economics from Holy Cross College.
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