Tim Lafferty is the Chief Operating Officer of Mawsonia, a publishing, data and events company founded in 2010 which publishes three magazines, Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), Global University Venturing (GUV) and Global Government Venturing (GGV). GCV is the only magazine dedicated to writing about large companies that take minority equity stakes in entrepreneurial businesses. Similarly, GUV covers universities around the world that take equity stakes in their own spinouts, an increasingly important development in the funding of start-ups. GGV writes about how governments support their innovation ecosystems. Mawsonia has the best data available on global venture deals among corporates, universities and governments and holds internationally renowned conferences and awards.
Tim has worked in media for over twenty years. Prior to Mawsonia, Tim was the Director of Marketing and Product Sales for Dow Jones in Europe overseeing brands including The Wall Street Journal, Financial News and Private Equity News. Previously he held senior roles at BusinessWeek and Readers’ Digest following a ten year career as an officer in the Royal Navy. He is based in Mawsonia’s head office in London.