|University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), BA||2007|
|Biology & Chemistry; Certificate Entrepreneurship & Engineering Management (TMP)|
Patrick Dietzen brings over a decade of early stage tech venture operational experience and expertise. He is passionate about building businesses that utilize technology and innovation to better the world with brilliant products. Patrick currently serves as the VP of Business Development for SaurikIT LLC, which owns and manages Cydia, the top open mobile software store. Patrick has played founder and executive roles in a variety of technology companies. He served as the President of Let’s Cram, a social web e-learning company and managed the lead data sales division at AdMax Media. Patrick founded Sirigen Group Limited (acquired by BD), a molecular diagnostics company offering unique fluorescent materials for detecting biomarkers, which are unmatched in brightness and enable more sensitive, rapid, and portable healthcare diagnostics. As Sirigen’s President he exclusively licensed flagship technology from the University of California based on the research of Nobel Laureate Dr. Alan J. Heeger. Prior to Sirigen Patrick founded and led an early web development company in Chicago, which provided nearly 30 clients their first websites.
Specialties building companies from the ground up; forming teams & partnerships to develop & market new products; team building & leadership; technology expertise & IP licensing; marketing & market opportunity validation; early stage capital raising; business plan development; product & project management; business development; negotiation; sales; forming strategic partnerships; angel & venture capital investing; management of legal & financial issues