FORA.tv Speaker - Eric McAfee

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Biography

Mr. McAfee is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist, founding and funding companies in renewable energy, oil & gas, agriculture, networking devices and enterprise software. Based in the Silicon Valley, Mr. McAfee is Chairman of McAfee Capital, a growth equity investment fund; and is President of Berg McAfee Companies, which during the past ten years has acquired or invested in more than twenty companies. Mr. McAfee was recently appointed as one of 600 GlobalScot's by the First Minister of Scotland, advising Scotland on renewable energy and economic growth.

Mr. McAfee is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of AE Biofuels, an publicly-held industrial biotechnology company that developed and is commercializing enzymes and microbes to produce advanced fuels and bio-based chemicals from renewable feedstocks. AE Biofuels currently generates more than $150 million of revenues from biofuels and related products. AE has received $65 million of funding, including $34 million of equity funding at an average valuation of more than $200 million.

In 1986, Mr. McAfee graduated as the Dean's Medalist from the Fresno State University business school. He lectured as the 2001 Entrepreneur in Residence at FSU and earned the business school Alumni of the Year Award in 2002. Mr. McAfee served as a 2007 Entrepreneur in Residence at The Wharton School MBA Program. Mr. McAfee is an alumni of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (1993 Executive Program) and a 2004 graduate of the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Program.

1 Program

Everything Grows with Manufacturing Summit Roundtable

06.29.11 | 02:28:42 min | 1 comment