Patrick Sheehan

Founder and Managing Partner, ETF Partners

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Oxford

Stream: Climate

Patrick is a founder and Managing Partner of ETF Partners. He started the firm in 2006 to demonstrate that venture capital could foster innovation that provides prosperity that is sustainable for our planet. In that time ETF Partner has supported numerous innovative companies that create positive impact. Currently Patrick represents the firm on the Boards of ELeather, Wirepas, Telensa, Zeelo and Tomorrow.

Patrick has worked in venture capital since 1985, when he joined 3i. He was instrumental in founding 3i’s venture capital practice in the early 1990s and subsequently, in the late 1990s, was the founding Managing Director of its Silicon Valley operation.

Prior to his career in venture capital, Patrick was a research engineer in electronics, working on fibre optic signal processing for GEC, and before that advising on advanced antenna designs as a technical consultant for Marconi Space Systems while completing a PhD in electronics.

Patrick was a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Invest Europe from 2007 to 2010, during which time he also chaired the Venture Capital Committee.