Mr. Wolfe has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2009; as Chief Financial Officer and as a Managing Director since January 2008; and as Treasurer since May 2008. He served as Principal from January 2007 to January 2008; as Senior Associate from January 2006 to January 2007; and as Vice President from July 2004 to January 2008. Since January 2009, he has served as President and a Director of Harris & Harris Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Wolfe was a consultant to Nanosys, Inc. (from 2002 to 2004), to CW Group (from 2001 to 2004), and Bioscale, Inc. (from January 2004 to June 2004), and was the Co-founder and President of Scientific Venture Assessments, Inc., a provider of scientific analysis of prospective investments for private equity placements and of scientific expertise to high-technology companies (from February 2000 to January 2002). He was graduated from Harvard University (Ph.D. and A.M. in Chemistry). He was a NSF Predoctoral Fellow at Harvard, and his thesis advisor was Professor George Whitesides. He was also graduated from Rice University (B.A. in Chemistry), where he worked with Professor Naomi Halas, and his honors included the Zevi and Bertha Salsburg Memorial Award in Chemistry and the Presidential Honor Role. He has published over 15 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
Portfolio responsibilities: Enumeral Technologies, Laser Light Engines, Nanosys, Nantero, Nextreme Thermal Solutions and SiOnyx.
About Harris and Harris Group
Harris and Harris Group is an active investor committed to working side-by-side with the management of its portfolio companies to surmount the many challenges they confront. Harris & Harris Group assists its portfolio companies in attacking general strategic and operational problems, as well as assisting them with business and intellectual property strategy, executive recruiting, fundraising, preparing for compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and building collaborations with strategic partners.
The firm believes in the classical early stage venture capital model and disciplines. The team at Harris and Harris Group think that most technology-based start-ups can use all the help they can get from the diversified experiences, network of contacts, complimentary business networks, technical expertise, up-to-date customer connections and financial resources that a syndicate of professional venture capital investors can provide.
Harris and Harris Group is looking for scientific, technological, business and execution excellence. Proprietary, well-protected and highly differentiated technology is a prerequisite. However, the firm is eager to invest in companies with market-centric strategies that seek to define and dominate large product categories. But above all, the team at Harris and Harris Group strives to back passionate entrepreneurs who want to change the world with their nanotechnology-enabled products.