How to Grow with Poise and Grace, a Tale of Scalability from ClioSoft

How to Grow with Poise and Grace, a Tale of Scalability from ClioSoft
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-23-2020 at 10:00 am

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ClioSoft published a white paper recently entitled Best Practices are the Foundations of a Startup. The piece discusses the needs and challenges associated with building a scalable infrastructure to support growth.

Before I get into more details on ClioSoft’s white paper, I would offer my own experience on this topic – the need… Read More


Silicon Catalyst Announces a New Startup Ecosystem for MEMS Led by Industry Veteran Paul Pickering and supported by STMicroelectronics

Silicon Catalyst Announces a New Startup Ecosystem for MEMS Led by Industry Veteran Paul Pickering and supported by STMicroelectronics
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-12-2020 at 10:00 am

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A little over a month ago, I wrote about the substantial support that Silicon Catalyst and Arm were providing for chip startups. There have been many incubators for technology companies over the years. These organizations typically provide office space, some basic infrastructure, advisory help and sometimes access to seed … Read More


Starting a Chip Company? Silicon Catalyst and Arm Are Ready to Help

Starting a Chip Company? Silicon Catalyst and Arm Are Ready to Help
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-29-2020 at 6:00 am

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Anyone who has started a company knows that landing the seed round of investment is just the beginning. There are many decisions to face.  When to start building a sales team?  What parts of the company’s infrastructure to outsource? How to price and promote your product? These are just a few of the questions to be answered. If your… Read More


See Hogan’s Heroes at DAC 2013: The EDA Hunger Games!

See Hogan’s Heroes at DAC 2013: The EDA Hunger Games!
by Holly Stump on 03-31-2013 at 8:05 pm

Risks and Rewards of Engaging with EDA Startups:The Hunger Games!

Doing business with EDA startups comes with both risks and rewards. The Hogan’s Heroes panel at DAC 2013 features key decision makers from fabless, startup and vc firms sharing candid opinions on this risk/reward equation, and the financial and technical issues… Read More


Startups: the Biggest Challenge

Startups: the Biggest Challenge
by Paul McLellan on 01-31-2013 at 9:00 pm

What is the biggest challenge facing an EDA startup today? By a startup, I mean a brand new company, not a company that already has a few customers and is either on a fast path to success or a slower path whereby the company can continue to grow slowly forever.

Obviously, one challenge is the funding environment. Since EDA acquisitions… Read More


EDAC emerging companies, Hogan evening

EDAC emerging companies, Hogan evening
by Paul McLellan on 06-01-2012 at 12:14 am


This evening at Silicon Valley Bank was the first of what is planned to be a series about EDA startups. Apparently the seed of the idea was planted by Dan Nenni with Jim Hogan and Steve Pollock and the EDAC Emerging Companies committee ran with it.… Read More