Adam J. Bock is a serial life science entrepreneur, angel financier, and research academic specializing in technology entrepreneurship, academic entrepreneurship, business models, and technology transfer.
Adam co-founded four life science ventures spun-out of universities. Nerites Corporation (Northwestern University) was acquired by Kensey-Nash (Royal DSM, NA) for $20 million in 2011. Stratatech Corporation (University of Wisconsin) was acquired by Mallinckrodt for $187 million in 2016. Virtual Incision Corporation (University of Nebraska) is actively commercializing a robotic surgical technology. Adam is a co-founder and Director of Cellular Logistics (University of Wisconsin), commercializing a unique acellular biomaterial for cardiac regenerative medicine applications. Prior to his entrepreneurial activity, Adam was a consultant at Monitor Group (acquired by Deloitte), providing strategy and management consulting to firms like AT&T, Heineken, and Hewlett-Packard.
Adam managed multiple angel networks and facilitated more than $10 million of seed investments into early stage technology firms. He mentors technology and social entrepreneurs around the world, including ventures in the US, UK, and India.
He teaches entrepreneurship at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has previously held faculty and visiting positions at The University of Edinburgh, Skolkovo Institute for Science and Technology, Imperial College London, and Edgewood College.
Adam is the co-author of Inventing Entrepreneurs (Prentice-Hall 2008) and Models of Opportunity (Cambridge 2012). He has published articles in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Technology Transfer, Venture Capital: An International Journal of Finance, and other peer-reviewed journals. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Quantitative Economics and Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Imperial College London.
He lives in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (United States) with his wife, Lynn, and their children - Taran and Kenna.