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Podcast: University of Colorado on success of POC fund

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
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W3W3 radio spoke with TTO head Tom Smerdon about the acquisitionof CU-Boulder startup LineRate Systems by F5, and the role played by early-stage TTO funding:

The thing that is exciting about this is, not only was this a startup basically out of Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering here on the CU-Boulder campus, but the company was also an early recipient of the Proof-of-Concept investment from the Tech Transfer Office. This was the first money into the company, which really helped it acquire some critical equipment early on and facilitated the development of the technology that was later further developed in its Louisville office and ultimately the subject of the sale to F5. This is one of the success stories for Tech Transfer and we’re really excited for the company and the founders.

Check out the podcast: http://www.w3w3pc.com/CUTTO/2013/TSmerdon_TTO-awards_3-11-2013.mp3

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