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Funding Raised So Far $103,273,415
Funding Commitments $0
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Company Overview

Nanosys is a nanotechnology company that designs products based on "architected materials," or materials purpose-engineered for a given manufacturing process. This technology is currently being applied to multiple industries, including LED backlighting, LED general lighting, power (batteries and fuel cells), medical applications, and specialized nano-surface coatings.

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Jason Hartlove
Chief Executive Officer
Jason H......

Jason H...... is the President & CEO of Nanosys Inc.

He joined Nanosys in 2008 with a proven track record of turning emerging technologies into successful commercial products.

Prior to joining Nanosys, he was President of the Imaging Solutions Division of MagnaChip Semiconductor in Seoul, South Korea, where he turned an internally focused semiconductor group into a multinational company.

Before MagnaChip, Mr. H...... was Vice President and General Manager of the Sensor Solutions Division of Agilent Technologies, a Hewlett-Packard owned company. At Agilent, he led the commercial development and application of optical position sensing technology, which resulted in everyday products like the optical mouse and image sensors for digital cameras.

Mr. H...... is the author of more than 20 patents, including the winner of the Hewlett Award in 2004 for best patent.

John Page
Chief Financial Officer
John P......

John P...... is the CFO of Nanosys Inc.

Mr. P...... brings over 20 years of financial and corporate leadership experience to Nanosys.

Most recently, Mr. P...... was the CEO and Founder of a cloud based computing company.

Prior to this, he held numerous Financial Management roles at leading semiconductor and electronics firms. As VP of Finance for Nvidia, he led a companywide re-engineering of its ERP and financial systems and processes.

At Agilent Technologies, Mr. P...... was the Division CFO for the Imaging Electronics Division, which he helped lead from inception to $1B in revenue. Additionally, he spent a dozen years with Hewlett-Packard in various financial management roles. This included Division CFO for the Optoelectronics Division where he was the financial lead in the creation and launch of the Lumileds joint venture in solid state lighting between Philips and HP.

Dr. Jian Chen
Vice President Development
Dr. J......

Dr. J...... is the Vice President of Research & Development at Nanosys Inc.

He is leading the development of a new generation of lighting technology based on quantum dots. Since joining Nanosys in 2002, Dr. has Directed Research efforts across a variety of applications, including solid-state memory, thin-film solar and macroelectronics.

Prior to joining Nanosys, Dr. spent four years at Seagate Technology, developing spin-valve read-heads for magnetic hard-drives.

Dr. has a Ph.D. in condensed matter Physics from the Ohio State University.

He completed Post Doctorate Research at the University of Florida.

He is the Author of 26 patents.

Andrew Filler
Vice President
Andrew F......

Andrew F...... is the Vice President of Intellectual Property at Nanosys Inc.

He has expertise Managing Intellectual Property across an array of technology and medical companies.

Mr. F...... previously served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Caliper Technologies, Senior Associate Attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Also as Director of Intellectual Property at Corvascular.

Mr. F...... holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

J.D. from University of San Francisco Law School.

Clinton W. Bybee
Clinton W......

Clinton is a co-founder and Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners. Mr. concentrates primarily on advanced materials, electronics, semiconductors, photonics, and infrastructure businesses.

Mr. has helped organize and finance numerous companies including MicroOptical Devices (acquired by EMCORE), Cambrios Technologies, Aveso, Innovalight, Intelligent Reasoning Systems (acquired by Photon Dynamics), Semprius, Nanosys, and Xtera Communications.

He is a board member of Impinj, Innovalight, Cambrios Technologies, Xtera Communications, Nitronex and Aveso. Mr. is an organizing member of the Texas Venture Capital Association and currently serves as its first President.

Previously, Mr. worked with ARCH Development Corporation. He also managed a venture investment fund for the State of Illinois and was a production engineer with Amoco Corporation.

Greg Yurek
Greg Y......

Dr. Greg Y...... (Ph.D.) is the Board Director of Nanosys Inc., since February 2004 .

From 1989 to 2011, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Superconductor Corporation, a power technologies company that he co-founded in 1987 .

He was Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1976 to 1988 .

Dr. Y...... is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.

He holds a Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.

He holds B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Metallurgy from Pennsylvania State University.

Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from Ohio State University.

John A. Young
John A......

John A...... is the Board Director of Nanosys Inc. since 2004 .

He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company from 1978 to 1992 .He served in other capacities at Hewlett-Packard from 1958 to 1978 .

Mr. currently serves as the Chairman of Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of,Affymetrix Inc., Perlegen Sciences, Inc., Fluidigm Corporation,Lucent Technologies, Inc.

Mr. holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University.An M.B.A...... from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Stephen Oesterle
Stephen O......

Stephen N. O...... (M.D.) is the Board Director of Nanosys Inc.

He is also a Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology at Medtronic Inc.

He joined the company in 2002 . In this role, Steve provides executive leadership for Medtronic scientific research, formation of technological strategies and continued development of strong cooperative relationships with the world's medical communities, technical universities, financial institutions and emerging medical device companies.

Previously, Steve served as Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard University Medical School.

As Director of Invasive Cardiology Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

A teacher and innovator in the field of Cardiac Catheterization.

He has also Developed and Directed Interventional Cardiology programs at,

Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles,

Georgetown University,

Stanford University .

Steve is a 1973 summa cum laude Graduate of Harvard College.

Regis McKenna
Regis M......

Regis M...... is the Board Director of Nanosys Inc. He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors since April 2002.

He is currently Chairman of Regis M......, Inc., a private firm, which he founded, specializing in the development of marketing information and network-based business strategies.

He also serves as a General Partner of his venture firm, M...... Ventures, L.P., an investment partnership specialized in investments in early stage companies.

Mr. M...... has worked as a Marketing Consultant to technology companies since 1970.

He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Duquesne University.

Bruce Berkoff
Bruce B......

Bruce B...... is the Board Director of Nanosys Inc.

He is also the Chairman of LCD TV Association.

Chief Marketing Officer at CBRITE Inc.

Mr. B...... has a long history and a wealth of global experience in the technology industry, having held key marketing (CMO) positions at several leading display and solar related companies.

Bruce is currently the Chairman of the LCD TV Association.

CMO at CBRITE, a leader in metal oxide technology for FPDs.

Previously, Bruce was the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Strategy Officer, of the Energy and Display Systems group at Applied Materials (the worlds factory equipment leader in display, solar, and semiconductors), involved with their display, solar, LED, OLED and battery products (including PECVD, PVD, and MOCVD).

Prior to that, he was CMO of Ascent Solar.


Robert T. Nelsen
Robert T......

Mr. joined ARCH at its founding and has played a significant role in the early sourcing, financing and development of more than thirty companies including Sapphire Energy, Ikaria, Illumina (ILMN), Adolor (ADLR), Aviron (AVIR, acquired by Medimmune-MEDI), Caliper Life Sciences (CALP), Trubion Pharmaceuticals (TRBN), Array BioPharma (ARRY), NetBot, deCODE Genetics (DCGN), Nanosys, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY), XenoPort (XNPT), GenVec (GNVC), R2 Technology (acquired by Hologic-HOLX), IDUN Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer-PFE), Genomica (GNOM, acquired by Exelixis-EXEL), Surface Logix, NeurogesX (NGSX), (acquired by United Online-UNTD), Nura (acquired by Omeros), Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Elixir Pharmaceuticals, Spaltudaq, VLST, Ensemble Discovery, Accelerator, Apoptos, Fate Therapeutics, Agios Pharmaceuticals, and Everyday Learning.


Steven Goldby
Steven G......

Steven G...... is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Nanosys Inc.

He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2008. He is also a Partner at Venrock.For nine years, Mr. G...... was Chief Executive Officer of Symyx Technologies, where he still serves as Executive Chairman. Prior to Symyx, he was the Chief Executive Officer of MDL Information Systems.

Before MDL, he held various Management positions at Alza Corporation, including President of Alza Pharmaceuticals. He was also President of Dynapol.He is a registered patent Attorney. He also serves on the Board of Intermolecular, Inc.

Mr. G...... holds an A.B. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina.J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Keith L. Crandell
Keith L......

Keith L...... is the Co - Founder & Managing Director, ARCH Venture Partners.

He focuses on chemical and specialty materials companies, electronics and instrumentation, optics and photonics, communications, and enterprise infrastructure businesses. He previously served as Senior Manager at ARCH Development Corporation, where he was responsible for ARCH Venture Fund I activities at Argonne National Laboratory.

Mr. has played a key role in the formation and initial funding round of Quanterix, Alfalight, PixelEXX Systems, ALIS Corp. (acquired by Carl Zeiss SMT), Eichrom Industries (acquired by Gary Comer, Inc.), Nanophase Technologies (NANX), and Illinois Superconductor.

He was also responsible for ARCH's investment in New Era of Networks (NEON, acquired by Sybase-SY), Apropos Technology (APRS, acquired by Syntellect-ESL), Teach.

Larry Bock
Larry B......

Larry is a Special Limited Partner and currently serves as Chairman of Lux Ventures' Advisory Board of industry experts advising the Investment Team. Larry was a co-founder and executive chairman of Nanosys, Inc. Prior to Nanosys, he was a managing general partner of CW Group, a life sciences venture capital fund. Larry was also a general partner of Avalon Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm.

Larry has been the founder and initial chief executive officer of Metra Biosystems, Inc., Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX - neuroimmunology), Pharmacopeia, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCOP - combinatorial chemistry), Argonaut Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: AGNT - combinatorial chemistry), and Caliper Technologies Corp (NASDAQ: CALP - lab-on-a-chip). Mr. B...... was also a co-founder of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ: ARIA - intra cellular signal transduction), Athena Neurosciences (NASDAQ: ATHN, acquired by Elan Pharmaceuticals for $700M - molecular neurobiology) Inc.

Nelson Chan
Nelson C......

Nelson C...... is the Board Director of Nanosys Inc.

He served as Chief Executive Officer of Magellan, a leader in the consumer, survey, GIS, and OEM GPS navigation and positioning markets, from 2006 to 2008.

From 1992 through 2006, Mr. C...... served in various Senior Management positions with SanDisk Corporation, including most recently Executive Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Business.

From 1983 to 1992, Mr. C...... held Marketing and Engineering positions at Chips and Technologies, Signetics, and Delco Electronics.

Mr. C...... is a member of the Board of Directors of Silicon Laboratories Inc., a public company which is a fabless, analog-intensive mixed-signal semiconductor company and Synaptics Inc.

Dr. Daniel Wolfe
Dr. D......

Dr. joined Harris & Harris Group in 2004, and is now President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Managing Director of the company. Prior to Harris & Harris Group, he served as a consultant to Nanosys, Inc., CW Group, and Bioscale, Inc., and was the co-founder and President of Scientific Venture Assessments, Inc. Dr. graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. and A.M. in Chemistry and was a NSF Pre-doctoral Fellow. Prior to Harvard, Dr. graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Chemistry. He has published over 15 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals and works with a number of portfolio companies of Harris & Harris Group, including SiOnyx, Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Ensemble Discovery, Nanosys and Nantero.

Peidong Yang
Peidong Y......

Professor Y...... is a co-founder of Alphabet Energy and sits on the company's scientific advisory board.

He previously co-founded Nanosys, Inc. He is currently the S. K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Chair Professor in Energy in the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science at UC Berkeley, and is a senior faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the deputy director for the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems.

Professor Y...... is ranked as No. 1 in materials science and No. 10 in chemistry for the past 10 years in citations per paper. He was recently elected as MRS Fellow, and the member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He is the recipient of MRS Medal, Baekeland Medal, Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, MRS Young Investigator Award, Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, ACS Pure Chemistry Award, and Alan T.

Jim Heath
Jim H......

Dr. Jim H...... is Gilloon Professor and Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. He received a B.Sc. degree in chemistry from Baylor University in 1984, and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Rice University in 1988, where he studied in the group of Richard E. Smalley.

Dr. H...... was a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley from 1988 to 1991, and a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Labs in Yorktown Heights, New York from 1991 to 1994. In 1994 he left IBM to join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA. He was the founding director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), prior to moving to Caltech in 2003.

Dr. H...... is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and his awards include Jules Springer Award in Applied Physics (2000); the Feynman Prize (2000); the Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences (2001), and the Spiers Medal from the Royal Society (2005). Dr.


Funding Goal
Funding Raised So Far $103,273,415
Funding Commitments $0
Funding Remaining
Funding Type Common Equity
Pre-Money Valuation
Investor Ownership
Interest / Dividend
Previous Funding




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