Building a Tough Tech company is hard. This advice can help.

The world has radically changed since I founded my first company in 2004, but the fundamental challenges of building a cutting-edge technology company remain the same.

By Phil Inagaki, Operating Partner at The Engine

Phil has held Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Chairman roles at venture backed start-ups in a variety of Tough Tech fields, including advanced materials, semiconductors, nanotechnology, micro-electronics, energy, 3D printing, robotics and AI. Phil has raised over $100mm in funding across five start-ups and has 15 years of experience as a tech entrepreneur and executive. He holds an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University magna cum laude and 12 US patents.

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