A Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur joins XTPL’s Advisory Board
Over the span of three decades Amir Nayyerhabibi built or financed several successful California-based high-technology companies. He gained experience at Intel and Cisco. Now he will be advising and supporting XTPL S.A., introducing the company to the Silicon Valley ecosystem.
“Serial entrepreneur” – this is how the Wall Street Journal referred to Amir Nayyerhabibi, describing the story of fast and audacious growth of Cortina Systems, a semiconductor technology company. Co-founded and led by Nayyerhabibi, over the period of a few years the company dynamically raised its value as a result of a series of acquisitions (including, among others, a subsidiary of Intel Corp.). His track record includes similar success stories at StratumOne and AuroraNetics, companies founded by Nayyerhabibi and sold to Cisco for a combined amount of over USD 0.5 billion. Today Amir Nayyerhabibi is one of the partners at Benhamou Global Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund investing in tens of high-technology companies. He is also using his experience and talents getting involved in companies with unique technologies and potential for high growth – such as XTPL.
– I am joining XYPL’s Advisory Board because I believe that the company’s breakthrough nanoprinting solutions stand a good chance of being adopted among leading players of Silicon Valley. Such pioneering, technologically advanced projects targeting, among others, the semiconductor industry, seem very timely. That’s why I decided to support XTPL in its efforts of global expansion – stresses Amir Nayyerhabibi.
After Harold Hughes, a long-time Intel board member, Amir will be the next experienced entrepreneur and manager supporting XTPL through the mechanism of Advisory Board.
– Having these experienced and well respected managers becoming part of XTPL structures gives us a lot of confidence. More important than our feelings are the facts: Amir Nayyerhabibi and Harold Hughes constitute a great opportunity for us, acting as advisors and guides in Silicon Valley. Such names open many doors, while their knowledge and experience allow us to better program our firm to satisfy needs of the most demanding American partners – underlines Filip Granek, the CEO and co-founder of the firm, at the same time assuring that this is not the end of international transfers at XTPL.
Later this year the Advisory Board of XTPL will be enlarged by other experienced, well recognized leaders of the global electronics industry. The firm is actively getting ready for global expansion, while collecting numerous international awards for its breakthrough nano-printing technology. XTPL is also working on a pipeline of proof-of-concept projects for potential international partners, adjusting its solutions to the requirements of commercialization.
– We are quickly approaching the goal of being able to commercialize our technology while providing solutions to the global technology leaders – announces Filip Granek.