John Dexheimer holds an MBA from Harvard University and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, College of Science and Engineering where he is on the Dean’s Advisory Board. His initial job out of undergrad was at the leading economic forecasting firm creating applied statistics models for corporate financial planning. He has a 30+ year background as an investment banker, venture capitalist and advisor to a broad range of computing and communications firms across a range of hardware systems, software applications and associated services. He has assisted in funding and partnering execution for over 100 firms, ranging from raw start-up firms up to very large global firms. He also has had several executive roles in startups and mature technology firms with revenue of up to $400 million in addition to serving on several Boards of public and private firms. His recent sector focus been on advanced driverless transportation technologies and quantum computing. His recent non-profit and volunteer roles include being an Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) at Yale University, on the Board of OIDA – the Industry Council of OSA, on the Industrial Advisory Board of the IMA at UMN, and an NSF ERC at Boston University.