LFW online blog gets inside the VC's head

May 29, 2008--Since early 2008, Laser Focus World online has hosted 'Larry's VC View', the bi-weekly blog at www.laserfocusworld.com (follow the LARRY'S VC VIEW BLOG link on the top navigation menu) from entrepreneur and budding venture capitalist Larry Marshall. Marshall started as a scientist and engineer, turned into an entrepreneur, and has now become a venture capitalist (VC).

May 29, 2008--Since early 2008, Laser Focus World online has hosted 'Larry's VC View', the bi-weekly blog at www.laserfocusworld.com (follow the LARRY'S VC VIEW BLOG link on the top navigation menu) from entrepreneur and budding venture capitalist Larry Marshall. Marshall started as a scientist and engineer, turned into an entrepreneur, and has now become a venture capitalist (VC).

Marshall's goal for the online blog is to stimulate discussion and questions from fellow engineers and scientists who are on the path to starting their own business. He encourages readers to post topics for future blogs and pose questions facing them in their quest to commercialize their technology. Titles of previous blog entries provide some insight into the content covered and include "Do You Want to be Rich or King?," "Share Market Crash: Timing is Everything!," "The Deal that Died," and most recently, "Typical Deals--Is there such a thing?" and "Valuation, Valuation, It's a Rage Across the Nation…"

Having lived in the U.S. for the past 18 years, Marshall founded 6 successful companies in biotechnology, photonics, and semiconductors--two of which achieved successful IPOs, and the remainder resulted in high-return trade sales. Born in Sydney Australia, Marshall received his BS Honors from Macquarie University (Sydney), and his PhD from the Commonwealth Centre of Excellence. He holds 18 patents and has over 100 publications and presentations to his credit.

For the complete story, see the upcoming June 1 issue of Optoelectronics Report, or visit www.laserfocusworld.com.

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