I'm a valley experienced entrepreneur; a dozen successful ventures. 10 years as CEO growing 0 to 300 employees. Start-up seed, VC, M&A & IPO experiences to >$1b I like startups, patents, IP, design, branding, monetization, legal, governance, difficult people & teams, infrastructure & board strategy
I've invented twisted pair networking ("BaseT") standard internet wiring and extended broadband infrastructure for cable, telco, grid, wireless, & mobile internet. I also first commercialized digitized sound in computers and sound standards for internet -- these became standards for internet connectivity, apps, games, media, phones, speech, VoIP, iPods, tablets, computers, routers, music, internet video, entertainment, voice AI and internet infrastructure generally.
I've bootstrapped a company from 0-300 employees by frugal operations (no early investors, profitable from sales & operations), then raised VC, M&As, and IPO.
A decade of biophysics at UC Berkeley, a Lester Fellow, served HMS's Genetics Advisory Council, Trustee at Santa Fe Institute, Trustee at Singularity University & assisted multiple related ventures. I'm active in digital biology infrastructure, AI, and mobile services.
like lean startup minimum viable product, market need focus, technical founding team, worldwide perspective for infrastructure & platform, exponential people/revenue scale, articulate how business makes profits. I like early stage pre-revenue addressing a clear need + solution to customer's problem