Nanotech's Multidisciplinary Challenge

Pearl Chin, with a Cornell MBA and PhD in materials science, talks about her job helping startups build a business in this burgeoning sector

I'm managing director of Seraphima Ventures, which offers evaluations of nanotechnology startups and consulting services to new companies. We're based all over the world, but I'm headquartered in New York. In addition to the MBA, which I received in 2000 from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, I have a PhD in materials science and undergraduate training in chemical engineering. At Seraphima, I lead an international expert team of four directors, five principals, two associates, and five advisory board members.

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