Amro founded 4 technology startups in software, incubators, GPS/wireless, and video games with a total valuation of $350 million. His most recent venture launched a technology that makes people invisible to mosquitoes which became a best seller on Amazon.com. His experience includes technology commercialization, capital raising, M&A, IPOs, and crowdfunding. He is also an invited speaker on business and commercialization subjects.
Raised capital through crowdfunding and private investment.
Secured initial distribution channels.
Helped the company to successfully reach revenue.
Focus areas: IP Commercialization, IP Licensing , Capital Raising, Establishing Distribution Channels Globally, Crowdfunding, Team Recruitment
Chairman | CEO
2010 - 2017
Licensed and commercialized health-related technologies that were developed by leading research institutions.
Created and implemented capital raising plans which included: private raises using Reg. D 506, Reg. D 506(c) for public solicitation, reward-based crowdfunding, Reg. S for international investors, S1 for IPO, and Reg. CF and A+ for mini IPOs.
Recruited board members with strong industry, legal, and finance background.
Recruited top-level management for marketing, engineering, finance, and product development roles.
Designed and implemented strategies to expand the IP portfolio.
Focus areas: Technology, Growth Capital Raising, Crowdfunding, Investor Communications, Initial Public Offering, Product Development, Technology Licensing and Commercialization, Strategic Alliances
Former CEO | Entrepreneur in Residence
Nano Engineered Applications
2011 - 2016
Negotiated the IP licensing.
Raised capital from private and strategic investors.
Recruited key personnel including high-level Silicon Valley veterans.
Designed a strategy for expanding and strengthening the IP portfolio.
Focus areas: Capital Raising, IP Licensing and Commercialization, Strategic Investment, Business Plan Development, Secure Key Partners and Vendors, Recruiting C-Level Management and Board
Founder | CEO
2003 - 2009
Licensed the IP for pattern recognition.
Did product development and commercialization oversignt.
Raised capital through private placement in the U.S. and internationally as well as public equity funds.
Developed the business with major industry players including Microsoft and Electronic Arts and the licensing of Tiger Woods properties.
Launched products and appeared on QVC.
Launched products globally in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and MENA.
Focus areas: Strategy, Product Development, IP Commercialization, Growth Capital Raising
University of California, Riverside Research Park
2003 - 2007
Did contract negotiation.
Created financial models for real estate development.
Co-founded and supported the public-private partnership to develop the first innovation and research incubator in Inland Southern California.
Exited the project in 2007.
Focus areas: Contract Negotiation, Private-Public Partnership, Recruited and Worked with Construction Contractors
Co-Founder | Division President
Digital Angel Systems
2002 - 2003
Managed the GPS/wireless chip commercialization.
Implemented the reverse merger.
Handled the post-merger integration.
Designed the strategy for global business development.
Recruited key personnel.
Focus areas: Product Commercialization, Reverse Merger Implementation, Global Business Development Strategy, Post-Merger Integration
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
California State University, San Bernardino - San Bernardino, CA, USA