Dr Alastair Hood, PhD is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of leading companies to success. He is currently the founder and CEO of Verdafero Inc, a leading provider of Utility Analytics Software Platforms enabling the worldwide commercial property market to save money through improved utility resource management. Prior to starting Verdafero Alastair was part of the founding team of a Nanosight, UK based nanotech start-up developing leading edge nanoparticle sizing technology based on Alastair’s work during his Ph.D. research. He helped raise over $10M VC / angel funding resulting in a successful accusation. Alastair holds a PhD in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering and a B.Eng. (Hon’s) Communications Engineering both from the University of Plymouth in the UK.