I have been involved in five startups, so far, all started with former students of mine at MIT. I wait for the right combination of a technology - often spun off my lab - and a market need, and then pull together a team of experienced entrepreneurs and my former students to start the company.Describe what you have done, what you are doing, and the kinds of things you are interested in.
With Ken Lazarus, I founded Active Control eXperts (ACX) in 1992, and sold successfully to Cymer (CYMI) in 2000. I served for 8 years as the Chairman and CTO.
In 2002, I was the founding chairman of Bioscale (Bioscale.com), which markets the world's most sensitive protein detector. I still serve as Chair. The company is ramping up sales worldwide in 2012.
In 2005, my wife and I founded a financial management investment company to meet the needs of entrepreneurs in the Cambridge area. It is a boutique investment firm, working to provide high quality low risk investment options to folks that already have a high risk component in their startup.
In 2008, we started DataXu, and AdTech company in Boston, where is was the founding chair again, and just recently left the board and joined the advisory board. I build the pre A team, and hired the current CEO, Mike Baker. DataXu had over 50M$ in sales last year.
In 2011, Ziv Rosenblum and I started Ekotrope, the current company.Describe the most impressive thing you've done.