Clare John Fairfield

Clare John Fairfield is a Managing Director of Concerto Venture Partners, a specialised, diversified early-stage venture investment and advisory firm and the Chairman of the Venture Capital Institute, a global venture capital and innovation development organization.

He has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, including developing and operating venture funds, founding and operating companies, developing nationally recognized research university entrepreneurial programs, and driving innovation ecosystem development programs in the US and globally.  Clare has been involved with the start-up, acquisition and/or development of companies in the education, communications, information technology, energy, space, healthcare, manufacturing, medical device, defense technology, and software industries.

His global experience includes work in countries as varied as Vietnam, Thailand, Columbia, the UK, the Nordic Countries, Australia, Morocco, Tunisia, China, Russia, and Armenia. Clare has been a leading member of the Sweden-US Entrepreneurial Forum since 2006.