Investing in Companies Affiliated with University Incubators
Today we attended an academy on the topic “Investing in Companies Affiliated with University Incubators” at the law firm Reed Smith in San Francisco organized by Keiretsu Forum.
The panel included:
- Tom Quinlan, Partner, Reed Smith LLP - Moderator
- Roger Werne, Deputy Director, Lawrence Livermore National Lab - Panelist
- Jeff Burton, Executive Director, Skydeck - Panelist
- Douglas Crawford, Associate Director, QB3 - Panelist
The panelists discussed the types of companies coming through the university incubators, the milestones achieved by these companies, intellectual property issues related to technology transfers, the track records of university incubators generally in helping to get companies funded or to achieve their exit strategy.