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Norman Winarsky

President, Winarsky Ventures

Roles: Founder Subject Matter Expert Investor Founder Coach Candidate

Expertise: Investment Fundraising Academia / Research Product Engineering

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Norman Winarsky is Advisor to Startups, Author, and Angel Investor. He is past President of SRI Ventures, which he founded, and which has launched more than 70 companies with a total market value of over $100B.

Norman was co-founder and board member of Siri, which was a startup spun out from SRI in January 2008. Siri has now been incorporated into all Apple iPhones, computers, HomePods, and more.

He is co-author of "If You Really Want to Change the World: A Guide to Creating, Building, and Sustaining Breakthrough Ventures,"​ published by Harvard Press.

Norman is a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, with a special focus on teaching how to create breakthrough ventures.

He has a particular interest in natural language, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. (See - http://nyti.ms/90nHFm)

He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford, Chairman of the University of Chicago Visiting Committee for the Physical Sciences, and a member of the National Academy Committee on Forecasting Future Disruptive Technologies. He was also a National Science Foundation Fellow, and an invited member of the mathematics department of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

In 2000, Norman and his team received an Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in technological advancement related to HDTV. In addition, he has received RCA's highest honor, the Sarnoff Award.

Norman graduated with a B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and was awarded Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. In addition he was awarded the Paul J. Cohen award for the outstanding student in Mathematics.

Specialties: Development of ventures and licensing opportunities, from concept through market development, team building, seed funding, identification of investors, and launch.

article Articles

The Hypergrowth Part of the Learning Curve - Jan 5, 2023

Five Fatal Mistakes of Startups - Dec 20, 2022

Founders - Start Your Venture Now - Dec 8, 2022

This Week - Dec 1, 2022

A Gift for Great Entrepreneurs on this Thanksgiving 2022 - Nov 22, 2022

The Heilmeier Catechism: A Powerful Tool for Entrepreneurs and Investors - Nov 17, 2022

Rules of Life - Nov 10, 2022

The Two Miracle Problem - Nov 3, 2022

Almost No One Gets the Venture Elevator Pitch Right - Oct 27, 2022

When You Develop a Breakthrough Idea, You Will Follow These Stages - Oct 20, 2022

What are Venture Studios and Why are they critical to our Future? - Oct 13, 2022

A Point of View on Lawyers, Stealth Mode, Patents, and Secrecy - Oct 6, 2022

Venture Capital's Tectonic Shift - Sep 28, 2022

Why Do Most Startups Fail to Make A Compelling Demo? - Sep 14, 2022

The Venture Truth Table: The Most Compelling Part of Your Venture Presentation - Sep 7, 2022

Never Say These Five Things to a VC - Aug 31, 2022

How a VC Thinks in The Year 2022 - Aug 17, 2022

Is Your Venture a Feature or a Solution? - Aug 10, 2022

The Five Wrong Ways to Reach Out to VCs - Aug 3, 2022

Most Technology Startup Entrepreneurs Have a Terrible Disease and Their Startups Needlessly Die - Jul 27, 2022

To Be a Great Leader: Have the Courage to Be Stupid - Jul 20, 2022

What’s the Greatest Killer of Breakthrough Ventures? - Jul 14, 2022

How Do You Find Your Groundbreaking Venture Opportunity? … (Almost) all you need to know in 10 minutes … - Jun 29, 2022

Introducing Your Venture Coach - Jun 22, 2022

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