Deep Tech Dive #3 | Matt McGuire CEO of SafeStamp®

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“Jim Mattis invested in Theranos. Osama Bin Laden invested in box cutters. Who changed the world more?”

Can you tell me about yourself and how the idea of SafeStamp® came about?

How did nanotechnology come to be the solution?

Can you tell me a little bit more about your product and how it’s going to make counterfeit drugs glow?

“Mechanoluminescence is a phenomenon in which a particular material will light up when it’s put under some form of physical stress.” — grmeyers

This sounds like you guys have a great opportunity to scale.

Are you guys ready to launch?

How have things gone on the business side?

As a Deep Tech company, what roadblocks do you face?

Why are you guys not facing the same hurdles as many Deep Tech companies?

Provided by Kent Hendricks

How is SafeStamp® dealing with all the medical policies and regulations?

How did you build out your team?

What do you think a good CEO/Founder should look like?

What do you think is the next big thing for nanotech?

Provided by Allerin

How do you think we can encourage more private-equity (VC) funding for Deep Tech companies?

If I wanted to join the nanotech industry where do you think I should start?

Provided by Mark Crawford from ASME

What if there was a Bloomberg type of platform solely focused on Deep Tech? I’ve been thinking about this for some time. And I think this is why I started this whole DTD Interview thing?

Andrew Kirima Andrew was born in Kenya and moved to the US when he was 3. He graduated in the class of 2020 from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Systems Engineering and a minor in ECE (Electrical & Computer Engineering). His entrepreneurial endeavors began senior year of college when he and some classmates founded Facade Technologies to sponsor their own Senior Design Project. They built a desktop application named Facile that can compile APIs to automate other applications. Right now, he is the CTO of Sencha Credit, an early stage fintech company, where they are working hard to develop the debit card that builds credit. Their mission is to empower everyone to build credit effortlessly and reach new financial heights! He loves to share his enthusiasm for the acceleration of technology on his blog, as he encourages entrepreneurship while exhibiting his passion for deeptech. Andrew understands that the speed of innovation is exponential, but he’s worried it takes too long for organizations to utilize new innovation, so his mission is to teach & demystify the complexity of deeptech to everyone. “Humans beings are evolving. Some believe we’re transcending into a new paradigm of evolution, and I want people to embrace that future.”

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