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Keyssa: We Love Commercializing University Research

Articles, Perspectives

In March of 2011, Gilman Louie and Ernestine Fu were visiting universities in southern California. UCLA electrical engineering professor Frank Chang was developing a millimeter-wave radio technology and presented his research to them. The technology became the basis for a company we funded, Keyssa. Keyssa provides fast, secure, and inexpensive…

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Disruption In Venture Capital: Government Strategic Investing

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Gilman Louie discussed Government Strategic Investing at Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Through the Lens of Venture Capital course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR20eosuaaY&feature=youtu.be Ernestine Fu created the course.

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Alsop Louie Partners Led The Original Investment In Twitch

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Press Release: San Francisco venture capital firm was the original investor in the company that Amazon acquired today in a significant strategic move. Alsop Louie Partners Led the Original Investment in Twitch Interactive Inc. San Francisco venture capital firm was the original investor in the company that Amazon acquired today in…

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DEF CON 2014

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At DEF CON 2014, Ernestine Fu learned from security expert Kevin Mitnick how to steal an identity in three minutes or less.  She authored this post, which was published by Forbes on August 15, 2014. Last weekend, thousands of hackers joined security experts, federal agents, and general enthusiasts for the annual DEF CON…

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Gilman Louie On Disrupting Gaming

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Gilman Louie discussed "Disrupting Gaming" at the D.I.C.E. Summit in February 2014.

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How Framehawk Redefined Virtualization For Mobile Devices

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Our portfolio company Framehawk Inc. was acquired by Citrix in January 2014. Prior to founding Framehawk, Peter Badger had nineteen years of experience in software product management and product development, overseeing groups mostly in the financial services industry. Rocket scientist Stephen Vilke, the company’s other founder, started his career with…

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I 3D-Printed An AR-15 Assault Rifle — And It Shoots Great!

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This post was authored by Gilman Louie and published by Business Insider on December 4, 2013.  Last week, Philadelphia became the first city in the United States to pass a 3D-Printer gun ban. Some critics feel that the city was premature given the state of 3D printing technology. Others believe that this…

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Annual Meeting 2013

Perspectives, Presentations

We discussed Investing in a Brave New World at our 2013 Annual Meeting. View the presentation here.

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Apple Versus Google, Not Samsung

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According to common wisdom, Apple and Samsung are in a death fight to lead the world in smartphone market share. But that’s the problem with common wisdom; it’s usually wrong. I was really looking forward to using the Samsung Galaxy S4 to get back into the Android ecosystem after more than…

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Entrepreneurship Through The Lens Of Venture Capital

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Ernestine Fu created a course at Stanford that examines entrepreneurship through the experiences of venture capitalists.   During the first year of the course, Gilman Louie presented on the importance of paying attention to details for startups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHM9uYjUCzc In the second year, Bill Coleman discussed his experiences as an entrepreneur…

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