Patrick Ennis

Global Head of Technology

Patrick Ennis is Global Head of Technology for Intellectual Ventures where he works on startups and technology commercialization around the world. Mr. Ennis brings decades of experience as a scientist, engineer, businessman and venture capitalist to his role at IV.

Previously Mr. Ennis was a managing director of ARCH Venture Partners where he specialized in creating startups from universities and national lab inventions. He helped build companies such as Impinj (Nasdaq: PI) and Innovalight (acquired by Dupont) into market leaders. Prior to joining the venture capital industry as a Kauffman Fellow, Mr. Ennis held positions with Lucent Technologies, AT&T and Bell Labs leading engineering projects for software development, speech recognition, optical networking, network design and operations. Mr. Ennis also had P&L responsibility for several business and consumer offerings and lead new product launches.  Additionally, he has conducted research in nuclear physics and published many articles in scientific journals including The Physical Review, Zeitschrift für Physik and Nuclear Instruments and Methods and is an inventor on several patents.

Mr. Ennis has served on many corporate, educational and nonprofit boards including Wipro and Evolv Technology. His degrees include a PhD in physics from Yale, an MBA from The Wharton School and a bachelor’s in mathematics and physics from the College of William and Mary where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.