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N. Darius Sankey, Ph.D.

N. Darius Sankey, Ph.D.

Ocean Tomo, LLC
Managing Director
San Francisco, CA, USA


Darius Sankey is a Managing Director at Ocean Tomo, overseeing the Innovation Management Business Unit, which is composed of Venture Development, License Compliance and the Ocean Tomo Ratings™ System. Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC, is an Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm, providing an industry leading financial products and services related to intellectual property including financial expert testimony, valuation, strategy consulting, proprietary research products, investment services, risk management products and transaction brokerage. Ocean Tomo assists clients – corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors – in realizing Intellectual Capital Equity® value broadly defined.

Prior to joining Ocean Tomo, Dr. Sankey was Senior Director of Portfolio Management at Intellectual Ventures where he managed the Investment Strategy, acquisitions, divestitures and developing licensing programs for the Invention Investment Fund. He also served as a Managing Director at Zone Ventures, an affiliate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. During his 10 years there, Dr. Sankey led technology assessment efforts and managed portfolio investments. He also served as a board member for several companies including Microfabrica and Neven Vision. He also has held a position as a visiting professor at several prestigious universities. Dr. Sankey holds B.S. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in Optical Engineering from the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.

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