Author Archives: Robert W Price

Venture Capitalist Pioneer David T. Morgenthaler Dies at 96

David T. Morgenthaler, a pioneer and icon of the American venture capital industry, died on Friday, June 17, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 96 years old. Mr. Morgenthaler founded the firm Morgenthaler Ventures in 1968 at a time when few venture capital firms existed. As President and, later, Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), he was instrumental

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Investment Community Honors the Life of Venture Capital Legend Tom Perkins

Thomas Perkins, 84, has died. He was one of Silicon Valley’s pioneers, with a career spanning entrepreneurship, the management of major corporate activities and most importantly, venture capital. As a venture capital investor he played a key role in creating and financing the launches of some of the most interesting and innovative businesses in the world like Google, Amazon and

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Cognition Therapeutics Wins Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award (2016)

At the recent Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit, Dave Berkus presented this year’s Luis Villalobos Award for the most innovative ACA member portfolio company. The annual Angel Capital Association Summit is the world’s premier professional development event for angel investors. The winner, Cognition Therapeutics, is a pharmaceutical company that has invented a process that discovered a novel drug with the

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Presidential candidates should discuss how they will support entrepreneurship

There are more than 3,000 counties in the United States, yet only 20 of them managed to combine for half of America’s net new business formation in the first five years of this economic recovery, according to a new analysis of Census data by the Economic Innovation Group in Washington, DC. Those 20 counties include parts of Silicon Valley, Southern

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Andrew Grove – Leading the Commoditization of the Microprocessor at Intel

In 1957 Grove immigrated to the United States, a poor immigrant from Budapest, Hungary who barely escaped Nazi occupation. A decade later he managed the launch of Intel, the chipmaker that would help invent the Personal Computer (PC) industry. He was Intel’s President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005. While he

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