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Carl Fricke

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Trustee; Chairman of Investment Committee, Geological Society of America and Senior Advisor, Acuity Ventures, LLC.

Trustee; Chairman of Investment Committee, Geological Society of America and Senior Advisor, Acuity Ventures, LLC.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Operations
  • Other Engineering
  • Data Science

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Operations
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Data Science

Involved In

Founder

CIMA Capital, LLC
Arcadis
CIMA Capital, LLC
Arcadis

Advisor

Kirsen Global Security
SAMI Games
Predictive Therapeutics
SCIO Strategy
University of Wisconsin- Board of Visitors
Acuity Ventures, LLC
Transit Control Solutions
SystemsMicroTech
California Lithium Battery
Acuity Ventures, LLC
Extengine, Inc.- Flex Battery USA-Virgin Motors
University of Wisconsin- Board of Visitors

Positions

Trustee; Chairman of Investment Committee Geological Society of America 2006 - present
Senior Advisor Acuity Ventures, LLC 1998 - present
Executive Director CFSF 1995 - present
applicant Indiegogo 2015 - 2015
Managing Director, BSAN; Executive Partner WISC Partners 2013 - 2014
member COO Club 2008 - 2014
Diector WISC Partners 2013 - 2013
Founder, Managing Member CIMA Capital, LLC 1997 - 2012
Managing Partner UPS Capital 1997 - 2012
Consultant; Board of Advisors Extengine, Inc.- Flex Battery USA-Virgin Motors 2007 - 2010
Consultant Siemens, AG 1980 - 2010
Director CCLR- Creative Center for Land Recycling 2001 - 2009
Board Member; former Chair University of Wisconsin- Board of Visitors 1994 - 2009
Lecturer for E110 Class: Venture Design, The Startup Company University of California- Berkeley 1995 - 2004
Board of Directors Gamut Interactive 1998 - 2003
Board of Directors California Gold, Inc 1991 - 2001
CEO; EVP/Director of Marketing Isadra, Inc 1996 - 1998
Founder, EVP, CFO, COO Arcadis 1983 - 1995
Sr Geologist/Project Manager Woodward-Clyde Consultants 1978 - 1983
Assistant Professor University of Nebraska–Lincoln 1976 - 1978
Graduate student University of Wisconsin-Madison 1973 - 1976

Education

Augustana College Geology
University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Events
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Green
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Media
  • • Financial Services
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Fitness
  • • Edutainment
  • • Higher Education
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Venture capital • Entrepreneurship • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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42
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William A. Morgan
President, Morgan Geoscience Consulting, LLC. Previously Geoscience Fellow, ConocoPhillips. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
Pat Leahy
Executive Director, The American Geosciences Institute. Previously Associate Director-Geology, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
John Charles H Stewart
Owner, John Stewart Designs, Inc.. Previously Furniture Designer, Randolph & Hein.
He has always shown intelligent, clear thinking with thinking, with patients and compassion
Olga Mack (Kotlyarevskaya)
Assistant General Counsel, Zoosk, Inc.. Previously In-House Counsel, Global Client Deals and Product, Visa.
Raymond Brown
They're my friends  •  Business Consultant, Retirement activities and Retired CCO & Chief Credit Officer, Bank of San Francisco. Oregon State grad.
Carl is very intelligent and is very innovative in his thinking.

Amanda Schwoegler
They're my school  •  Product Manager, Earthling Interactive. Previously Project Manager, TeamSoft Inc.. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
Solid individual.

John Collins
Author, Speaker, Spokesman, John Collins Productions and Guinness World Record Holder: Paper Airplane Distance, The Paper Airplane Guy.

Joseph Lampe
We worked together  •  President, PRT MInnesota Inc.
Terrific individual- smart, works hard, accomplished, ethical.

Elaine Thorndike
We worked together  •  President and CEO, Manufacturing Innovation Collaborative. Previously Board Member/Chief Strategy Officer, Swift Tram, Inc.. Harvard grad.

William Nieporte
Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director, Bramshill Investments, LLC..

William Nieporte
We worked together  •  Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director, Bramshill Investments, LLC..

Dr. John Holbrook
They're my friends  •  Professor, TCU.

Elaine Thorndike
President and CEO, Manufacturing Innovation Collaborative. Previously Board Member/Chief Strategy Officer, Swift Tram, Inc.. Harvard grad.

William A. Morgan
President, Morgan Geoscience Consulting, LLC. Previously Geoscience Fellow, ConocoPhillips. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.

William A. Morgan
They're my school  •  President, Morgan Geoscience Consulting, LLC. Previously Geoscience Fellow, ConocoPhillips. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.

Marilyn Nagel
We worked together  •  CEO, Ready Aim Aspire and Co Founder and Chief Mission Officer, NQuotient.

Aaron Markham
Previously Managing Director, Flashfoto. Previously Vice President, Research & Development, BayTSP.

Aaron Markham
We worked together  •  Previously Managing Director, Flashfoto. Previously Vice President, Research & Development, BayTSP.

Mark Spolyar
We worked together  •  Vice President, IP Strategy and Transactions, Pendrell Technologies LLC and Managing Director, Ovidian Group, LLC. Duke grad.

Mark Spolyar
Vice President, IP Strategy and Transactions, Pendrell Technologies LLC and Managing Director, Ovidian Group, LLC. Duke grad.

Bud Gayhart
They're my friends  •  Director, UW-Whitewater Center for Innovation & Business Development and CIBD Director, UW Whitewater.

Kevin L. Kramer
Senior Analytics Consultant in Health Care, Financlal Services, and Retail Sectors, Analytic Insights. Previously consultant, Medecision.
Intelligent, creative, ethical

Kevin L. Kramer
We worked together  •  Senior Analytics Consultant in Health Care, Financlal Services, and Retail Sectors, Analytic Insights. Previously consultant, Medecision.

Dave Harden
They're my friends  •  Founder, President, Summit Global Investments. Previously VP, Sr. Portfolio Manager, Ensign Peak Advisors. Boston grad.

Dave Harden
Founder, President, Summit Global Investments. Previously VP, Sr. Portfolio Manager, Ensign Peak Advisors. Boston grad.

Michael DeNunzio
They're my friends  •  Board of Advisors, TEDxMarin and Founder, HonourMark. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.

Michael DeNunzio
Board of Advisors, TEDxMarin and Founder, HonourMark. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.

Anders Carlson
They're my school  •  Associate Professor, Oregon State University.

John Printen
Chief Executive Officer, Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals. Previously Chief Commercial Officer, Cellara, LLC. University of Oregon grad.

David C. Achzet
We worked together  •  Marketing Consultant, Tunstall Consulting.

David C. Achzet
Marketing Consultant, Tunstall Consulting.

David C. Achzet
Marketing Consultant, Tunstall Consulting.

Kent Schlienger
Attorney, Neider & Boucher, S.C.. Previously Attorney, Stolper Koritzinsky Brewster & Neider, S.C.. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.

George B. Brewster
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Long Term Solution LLC. Previously Managing Director and Partner, KMJ, LLC.

Bryan Grigsby
We worked together  •  Associate and Hydrogeologist, S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc.. Previously Hydrogeologist and Project Manager, IEA Renewable Energy.

Bill Simpkins
Chair of the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University and Professor of Hydrogeology, Iowa State University.

Bill Simpkins
Chair of the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University and Professor of Hydrogeology, Iowa State University.

Bill Simpkins
Chair of the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University and Professor of Hydrogeology, Iowa State University.

Bill Simpkins
Chair of the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University and Professor of Hydrogeology, Iowa State University.

Jay Randy Gordon
They're my friends  •  Vice President of Marketing, Imagine Flavor, Inc. ® , Imagine Chocolate (www.imaginechocolate.net), Imagine Flavor, LLC.

Darren Mar-Elia
CTO & Founder, SDM Software. Previously Contributing Editor, Windows IT Pro Magazine.

Darren Mar-Elia
We worked together  •  CTO & Founder, SDM Software. Previously Contributing Editor, Windows IT Pro Magazine.

Judy Parrish
We worked together  •  Professor Emerita, University of Idaho.

John Charles H Stewart
They're my friends  •  Owner, John Stewart Designs, Inc.. Previously Furniture Designer, Randolph & Hein.
All around great guy

Judy Parrish
We worked together  •  Professor Emerita, University of Idaho.
Very high quality, dedicated, thoughtful and intelligent leader.

Raymond Brown
They're my friends  •  Business Consultant, Retirement activities and Retired CCO & Chief Credit Officer, Bank of San Francisco. Oregon State grad.
Very thoughtful, helpful and knowledgable banker, community supporter and advisor

Dennis Allar, MBA
They're my friends  •  New North Small Business and Entrepreneur founding committee member, Fox Valley Technical College.
Very engaged and interested in finding ways to support and advance business in the local community and region. Well connected, and very thou ... ghtful.