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Philip B. Smith, Advisor

Mr. Smith is currently the Founder, Director and Vice Chairman of iQ Venture Partners.

He was the founding President and CEO of Citicorp Ventures (CVC). During his tenure in CVC, he gave VC luminaries such as, Russ Carson, Pat Welch (Welch Carson Anderson), Ed Glassmeyer (Oak), Larry Lawrence (Lawrence Ventures), Robert Swanson (Genentech), and Arthur Patterson (Accel) their first VC job. Big winners included Federal Express, Datapoint and James River Paper.

He founded Lawrence Venture Partners as a Managing Partner, contributing Oxford Health as a very successful investment. He was also a Managing Director of Prudential Securities founding Private Equity.

Mr. Smith was a Founding Advisor to Schultze Asset Management, a $750m distressed asset hedge fund that was in the Top 50 in 2007. He was also a Founding Advisor to Arete and the Utech Funds for over 25 years, as well as the recent MicroGen Fund.

A US Navy veteran, Mr. Smith received a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School.