Changing face of venture capital and its potential impact on St. Louis focus of talk

Two executives of a publicly traded venture capital firm that invests in nanotechnology companies will discuss “The Changing Face of Venture Capital and the Potential Impact to St. Louis” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Preston M. Green Hall Collaboration Space.

Daniel Wolfe, president, chief operating officer,
chief financial officer and managing director, and Rob Burns, senior vice president, both of Harris & Harris
Group Inc., will lead the discussion, which is free and open to the public.

A reception will follow the talk, which is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor.

Harris & Harris Group Inc., was incorporated in 1981. It is considered to be the first venture capital firm to specialize in nanotechnology,

investing in Nanophase Materials in 1994. Nanophase went public in 1997.

Since 2002, Harris & Harris Group has built a portfolio of predominantly privately held companies using its expertise in nanotechnology. The group has invested more than $140 million in 50-plus nanotechnology-enabled companies with the technology originating at some
of the world’s leading research institutions.

For more information on the talk, call Rob Wild at (314) 935-5127.