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Duncan McDonald

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Solid Motion. Previously Product Marketing, Synopsys. BSEE, UC Berkeley. Expertise in analog design, sensors, AVR micro controllers

Founder, Solid Motion. Previously Product Marketing, Synopsys. BSEE, UC Berkeley. Expertise in analog design, sensors, AVR micro controllers

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

Solid Motion

Positions

Founder Solid Motion August 2013 - present
Product Marketing Manager Synopsys November 2008 - July 2013
Product Marketing Director, Virtuoso Custom IC Design Cadence Design Systems January 2003 - March 2008
Director Business Development Prover Technology January 2001 - June 2003

Education

Santa Clara University
University of California, Berkeley Electrical Engineering

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Fashion
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Industrial sensors

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Marketing Management • Product Marketing • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

My LinkedIn profile covers my extensive product marketing experience. What it does not cover is my extensive experience in analog circuit design, embedded controller design, and sensor interface design. I have successfully completed many sensor and control side projects both as part of Solid-Motion and as a paid consultant.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Closely! Expect daily interaction on progress, problems, short and mid term tasks, prioritization, ideas for the future.

As an Advisor

I will be as hands on or hands off as you want. On positive way I've helped design teams is to do detailed research for alternatives to current thinking, including major architecture and part selection.

For marketing, the most important two factors are a crisp market segment target, value propositions for each target, and messaging that links the value of your solution to the customers pain.

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Surbhi Agarwal
We worked together at Synopsys
I have worked closely with Duncan for several years. He has strong leadership skills and business acumen. Duncan is passionate about his ide ... a and has wealth of commitment and confidence to implement. Duncan brings in years of valuable engineering, marketing and business development experiences. He has been successful in his entrepreneurial ventures and knows what takes to succeed. Duncan has a good sense of humor and bonds the team wonderfully! I am so happy to work with Duncan because each day I learn something awesome when i am around him!!
Jack Yao
We worked together at Synopsys
Duncan is an "all around" individual with deep technical knowledge as well as business experience.
Marcus
We worked together
Duncan has broad and deep scientific understanding and has made major contributions to the business development, marketing and engineering t ... eams at several high profile companies including Synopsys and Cadence.
Hélène
We worked together at Synopsys
Duncan is highly creative and always looking for innovation. He has a strong technical and marketing background that complete his hunger for ... innovation and success.