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Silicon Rising

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015


Avaya_SiliconCatalyst_smallaerSeveral months ago, I was talking to several partners of an Asian incubator.   They were focusing on “new technology,” various apps, other IoT-related areas, “not old ones, like semiconductors.”  Ugh!

I felt like I was part of the US steel industry and living in the rust belt.  ;-)

So it was quite a pleasant surprise to get the invitation to Silicon Sunrise, a coming out event put on by a new, months-old organization, Silicon Catalyst.   And I was curious, as I bet the other invitees and attendees were.  It looked like Silicon Catalyst was a new investment organization that possibly focused on silicon.


Tough job: SKTA Innopartners on rebuilding the semiconductor ecosystem

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Electronics360’s George Leopold explores SKTA Innopartners and their unique business incubator model in this article:

Technology Incubator 2.0 Seeks to Rebuild U.S. Chip Ecosystem

Accelerator Model

Accelerator Model



What’s Silicon Valley without the Silicon?

Monday, November 18th, 2013


Angel Orrantia
Business Development Director
SKTA Innopartners LLC


SKTA Innopartners director Angel Orrantia spoke with the San Jose Mercury’s Peter Delevett on why Silicon Valley’s VC community has to start investing again in hardware.

Sure, as Orrantia infers, hardware is tougher (and will probably take longer) to get an exit out of.   But hardware is how electronics ultimately works with its human users.   So funding the hardware ecosystem in, say semiconductors, is absolutely crucial to Silicon Valley’s continued role as the mecca for high tech innovation.

That’s why Orrantia says it’s time to put the silicon back in Silicon Valley.

Read the article here.




Lee PR does work for SKTA Innopartners

How to become venturable

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013


Are you thinking of starting a hardware company?  Although it takes a lot more for a hardware startup to become “venturable” than a software startup, viable funding can be found.

Ilgiz Akhmetshin, of SKTA Innopartners details several ways for hardware startups to raise additional funds in his blog:  “How to Raise Seed Investments for a Hardware Startup.”





Lee PR does work for SKTA Innopartners.


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