Mike Farmwald

Founder at Skymoon Ventures

Mike Farmwald

Mike Farmwald

Founder at Skymoon Ventures

Overview
Career Highlights

Skymoon Ventures
Matrix Semiconductor, Inc.
Epigram, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

248

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1955

Age

63

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Vice President/GM Measurement & Control at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

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Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Shasta Crystals, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Finesse Solutions, Inc.

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Reference Venture Capitalist at IT-Farm Corp.

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Co-Founder at Numenta, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Numenta, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Hertz Foundation

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Professor & Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University

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Co-Founder at Flex Logix Technologies, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer, President, Interim Chief Financial Officer & Director at Rambus, Inc.

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Vice President/GM Measurement & Control at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. engages in the provision of analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics. It operates through the following segments: Life Sciences Solutions; Analytical Instruments; Specialty Diagnostics; and Laboratory Products and Services. The Life Sciences Solutions segment comprises of portfolio of reagents, instruments, and consumables used in biological and medical research, discovery and production of new drugs, and vaccines as well as diagnosis of disease. The Analytical Instruments segment offers instruments, consumables, software, and services that are used for a range of applications in the laboratory, on the production line, and in the field. The Specialty Diagnostics segment gives diagnostic test kits, reagents, culture media, instruments, and associated products used to increase the speed and accuracy of diagnoses. The Laboratory Products and Services segment involves in providing everything needed for the laboratory, including a combination of self-manufactured and sourced products for customers in research, academic, government, industrial, and healthcare settings. The company was founded in November 2006 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

Education
BS in Mathematics

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

PhD in Computer Science

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
Founder
2000 - Current

Skymoon Ventures focuses on investments in the semiconductor and telecommunications infrastructure sectors. They specialize in incubation, seed or start-up, early venture, and mid venture investments. The firm invests in companies based on their marketplace opportunity, the strength of their technology, the value they offer to customers and the vision and passion of the company's founders.

Director
2003 - Prior

Dash Navigation, Inc. provided an Internet connected navigation system. It offered dash express, a personal navigation system with Internet connectivity. The company was founded in 2003 by P. M. Farmwald and was headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Co-Founder
1997 - Prior

Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. is the creator and developer of three-dimensional integrated circuits. Its first product, Matrix 3-D Memory accelerates time-to-market for publishers of digital content and is targeted for use in portable consumer electronic devices. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

Shasta Crystals, Inc. manufactures and markets crystal components. Its products include single crystal fibers, water cooled Crystal module and nonlinear optics. The company was founded by Gisele Maxwell in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Director
Current

Finesse Solutions, Inc. manufactures measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications. Its platform includes novel disposable sensors, modular automation hardware, and intelligent software that can harmonize data and technology transfer globally. It also offers a complete set of services, including commissioning and validation, for the rapid and reliable deployment of single-use equipment. The company was founded by Mark Selker and Barbara A. Paldus in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Director
Current

Numenta, Inc. develops computer memory system. The firm develops software toolkit, called Numenta platform for intelligent computing (NuPIC) that will allow developers and partners to configure and adapt HTM systems to particular problems. The company was founded by Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Donna L. Dubinsky and Dileep George on February 4, 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Director
Prior

The Foundation provides Fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Foundation is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the PhD degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K - $250K
2014

The Foundation provides Fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Foundation is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the PhD degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship.

$100K - $250K
2013

The Foundation provides Fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Foundation is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the PhD degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship.

$10K - $15K
2011

The Foundation provides Fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Foundation is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the PhD degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship.

Political Donations
$250
2016

Colonel at US Army Reserve

$200
2012

Ambassador to New Zealand at United States Department of State

$250
2012
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Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. is the creator and developer of three-dimensional integrated circuits. Its first product, Matrix 3-D Memory accelerates time-to-market for publishers of digital content and is targeted for use in portable consumer electronic devices. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.