Building a business for Humanities and Social Sciences researchers Would you like to start your own business? Have you got an idea but don’t know what to do next? TORCH and Saïd Business School are offering a four-week lecture series on an introduction to starting your own Business. Each lecture is designed to offer an insight into the basic business principals and will introduce you to key concepts of starting your own business or developing an idea you already have. Financial Management Andrea Alunni, Isis Innovation Ltd http://isis-innovation.com/about-isis/people/alunni-andrea/ Andrea became Head of New Venture Support and Funding of Isis Innovation in 2015, having joined Isis in 2008. He supports University of Oxford to raise finance for progressing technology spin-outs and to manage the University proof-of-concept & equity funds. An electronics engineer by background (MEng cum Laude, UNIPG, Italy -1990), Andrea gained an MSc in Strasbourg (ULP, France-1994) in the field of Technology Transfer and an MBA in Rome (LUISS, Italy-1995) focusing on finance. His professional experience spans 20 years in financing technology, from corporate finance in Telecom Italia, technology investment banking at Nomura and private equity at CDC Capital Partners. Andrea previously worked in an FSA (now FCA) regulated capacity as a qualified Securities & Financial Derivatives Representative.