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Dixon Doll: Co-Founder and General Partner, DCM Ventures

Dixon has traveled extensively to six continents to serve on advisory boards and give highly sought after presentations on entrepreneurship, technological trends, job creation, government policy and innovation.| Short Read
Dixon Doll, considered by many as among the "Fathers of the Silicon Valley," examines our nation's entrepreneurial past and by predicting its -- and the world's -- entrepreneurial future.

The talks were part of Entrepreneurship Hour (ENTR 407), a weekly speaker series that invites distinguished members of the entrepreneurial community to share inspirational startup stories with aspiring entrepreneurs. The series is sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.

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About the Speaker

For more than 35 years, Dixon, Co-founder and General Partner DCM, has influenced and guided entrepreneurs, investors and executives in the computer, communications, and internet industries. Dixon was named to the Forbes Midas List for four consecutive years and received the 2013 Special Achievement Award in VC from the International Business Forum. Prior to co-founding DCM, Dixon launched the venture capital industry’s first fund focused solely on telecom.

Dixon has traveled extensively to six continents to serve on advisory boards and give highly sought after presentations on entrepreneurship, technological trends, job creation, government policy and innovation.

Dixon received his B.S.E.E. degree (cum laude) from Kansas State University as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he was a National Science Foundation scholar.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

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