International Speaker Series: "The Genesis of Potential Capital and Entry Venues: A Global Model"
Date and Time
Monday, April 28, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Room A
San Diego, CA 92110
In 2012, Google acquired Nik Software the company where the concept of potential capital was born. From a two-person startup to the leading software company in the field of digital photography, Nik Software grew through innovation, strategy, investment and its ability to scale. With a self-funding strategy that avoided venture capital, Michael J. Slater grew his company through an unwavering belief in shareholder value and potential as opposed to pure monetary valuation. Michael will share the story of Nik Software, its transformation, and his path to becoming a Potential Capitalist.
Michael J. Slater is the founder and CEO of Entry Ventures, a strategic venture firm that invests in and provides strategic advisory services to established and emerging companies. Prior to Entry Ventures, as the former CEO of Nik Software from 1998 to 2013, Michael led Nik Software’s growth from a two-person, start-up company to become a recognized leader worldwide in software products & technologies for digital photography.
Raymond Watt is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and CEO. Raymond is currently the CEO and member of the Board of Brain Gear, a medical and consumer products company that researches and develops non-invasive brain stimulation products. Raymond is also a General Partner in Entry Ventures EMEA, a strategic venture firm that focuses on deal transactions and cross border investments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region for Entry Ventures, products and technologies for digital photography.