Full Interview with Kamran Elahian
Full Interview with Kamran Elahian
48 minutes 16 seconds
3 Principles to Live and Launch Companies By
3 Principles to Live and Launch Companies By
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6 Key to Making a Good Hire
6 Key to Making a Good Hire
2 minutes 41 seconds
The Key to Great Leadership
The Key to Great Leadership
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How to Start Your First Business
How to Start Your First Business
3 minutes 43 seconds
Dreaming of an iPad in 1989
Dreaming of an iPad in 1989
5 minutes 7 seconds
Getting Fired
Getting Fired
5 minutes 10 seconds
Going on a Global Walkabout
Going on a Global Walkabout
3 minutes 22 seconds
Flying an Airplane into a Volcano...
Flying an Airplane into a Volcano...
6 minutes 6 seconds

Unearthing Secrets from the Founder of 10 Multinational Companies

Kamran Elahian is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and philanthropist with over 29 years of experience in the high-tech sector. He has co-founded 10 companies, 3 of which failed; 3 of which made exits, including CAE Systems, (acquired by Teletronix for $75 million), PlanetWeb, and Greenfield Network (acquired by Cisco Systems); and 3 of which went public, including Cirrus Logic (which had an IPO at a $150 million valuation and achieved a market cap of over $3.5 billion), NeoMagic (which had an IPO at a $300 million valuation and achieved a market cap of $600 million), and Centillium Communications (which had an IPO at a $700 million valuation and achieved a market cap of over $4 billion).

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He is currently the Chairman and Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners, an international, multistage, technology-oriented venture capital firm that has invested in leading-edge technology companies in the U.S., China, Japan and Israel. Mr. Kamran is also the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Global Catalyst Foundation, a private foundation established by the principals of Global Catalyst Partners.

About the author

Chance Barnett

Chance Barnett

Chance is the founding CEO of Crowdfunder. He played an early and significant role in JOBS Act legislation & regulation and is an angel investor and contributor at Forbes.