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The Stanford Energy Seminar: How to scale and finance industrial "hard" technologies: a view from venture capital, Josh Stiling

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Talk title: How to scale and finance industrial "hard" technologies: a view from venture capital

Abstract: "Crossing the Chasm" for a new technology into commercialization is difficult, notoriously difficult. This talk will focus on the perspective of one VC firm and the lessons we've learned in supporting and financing early-stage companies in the industrial technology and energy space.

Speaker Bio: Josh grew up in Portland, Oregon and attended UCSD where he earned his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Following undergrad, he competed professionally in the sport of water polo in Australia (Perth) and Spain (Barcelona) for two years before continuing on to work for an R&D industrial materials start-up in San Jose for 4 years. At the materials startup Josh served as a senior engineer in materials development and worked on applications such as batteries, super-capacitors, conductive inks and an IoT sensing platform for explosive materials. At Anzu he is supporting several portfolio companies, while also conducting diligence and sourcing new technologies in the industrial materials and energy space.

 

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