Dr. Fernando Da Cruz Vasconcellos

Director, Investment Strategy & IP Valuation

Dr Fernando Da Cruz Vasconcellos, PhD, is Director of Investment Strategy and Intellectual Property (IP) Valuation at Coller IP, a consultancy firm based at The Shard in London.


Year joined: 2016

Qualifications: BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng


Fernando has over 17 years of professional experience in the design, execution and management of projects.  He has worked on more than 100 projects involving IP valuation for investment purposes, assisting businesses in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and UAE with the maximisation of value from their IP assets, and successfully connecting funds and investors with innovation driven business opportunities. He has extensive experience working with high-profile clients both in London and internationally on economic and financial modelling, due diligence, investor positioning, market research, risk analysis, and valuing businesses, including intellectual property and intangible assets, particularly for capital equity funds, investors and businesses seeking to raise capital and secure investment.


Fernando holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California-Santa Barbara, a MSc and a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Materials Science from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in a joint programme with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Post Doc at the University of Cambridge.

Sectors & Specialisms

Fernando has expertise in the design, execution and management of projects, particularly in the advanced materials, sustainable technologies and healthcare fields, in the UK, US and Brazil. Fernando has broad international research and industry experience, and he has been director and part of the founding team of two technology start-up companies, where he led the companies’ consultancy services, finances, and strategy. Dr Vasconcellos is a regular invited speaker and lecturer at several institutions, including the London Business School (LBS), University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Brazilian Embassy in London, FACAMP University, and the IPOS Singapore IP Week, on topics related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and valuation in private equity and investments. He has previously held the posts of Senior Teaching Fellow at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications and of Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge, where he focused on research related to functional biomaterials, micro/nanofabrication, photonics and holographic devices for security, data storage, and sensing applications. Fernando has also designed and led the delivery of a Master’s Programme in Emerging Technologies for the Cambridge Judge Business School.