Julie Crisford

Licensing & Portfolio Manager

Julie is responsible for helping Viclink's commercial team negotiate and manage licenses and contracts. She also advises our portfolio companies on IP and strategy.


Julie has been with Viclink since 2009 and enjoys the wide variety of new ideas and people that Viclink gets to work with. Prior to working at Viclink, she worked at MBIE examining new software and electronic patents and before that she worked as a trainee patent attorney in Hamilton. 


On top of her background in electronics and physics, she is a registered Trans-tasman patent attorney and Fellow of the NZ Institute of Patent Attorneys, and is currently studying for a Masters in Commercial Law at Melbourne University.


Julie also works with other startups in the Wellington region and is always interested in the variety and breadth of innovation in her home town.