Happy Birthday David Norwood

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GM David Robert Norwood

We wish David Robert Norwood all the best on his birthday, this day (October 3rd) in 1968.

From Wikipedia :

David Robert Norwood (born 3 October 1968) is an English businessman who runs an investment fund that finances spin-off companies from Oxford University science departments. He is also a chess grandmaster, chess writer, former captain of the English chess team and now represents Andorra at chess.

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The son of an electrician, Norwood graduated with a history degree from Keble College, Oxford University in 1988 before joining city investment bank Banker’s Trust in 1991.

Wells, Lane, Emms and Norwood
Wells, Lane, Emms and Norwood

Norwood cofounded Oxford Sciences Innovation, a £600m investment company dedicated to funding deep science from Oxford University, and was its CEO from 2015 to 2019. Formerly he was founder of IP Group plc, a fund that invested in spinoffs from Oxford University’s Chemistry department, in exchange for 50% of the revenues from the licensing of the department’s intellectual property.[1]

In 2017, Norwood donated £1.9M to Keble College’s future hub for innovation at Oxford University.[2]

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