About the Author
Neil Senturia has re-invented himself several times in his relentless pursuit of entrepreneurial success. Currently he is the CEO of Blackbird Ventures, an investor in high-growth potential companies, and serves on several Boards of Directors. Neil s diverse endeavors range from writing sitcoms to technology, with a stint as a real estate developer in teh middle. He has been CEO of six technology companies, three in software, one in material science, one in media, and most recently, clean tech. His companies have been sold to Cisco, Kofax, and Lockheed Martin. An no bio is complete without noting that one of the six went broke. Neil has taught new venture creation in the MBA program at San Diego State University and has served on the Board of Directors of SDSU s Entrepreneurial Management Center. Currently he teaches entrepreneurship at UC San Diego. he is a member of the San Diego Venture Group and the MIT Enterprise Forum.