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Background Information

Employment History

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Harris & Harris Group Inc

Affiliations

Trustee and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise

Life-Sustaining Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Board Member
SiOnyx Inc

Member
The New York Society of Security Analysts Inc

Board Member
National Wooden Pallet & Container Association

Founding Member of the National Council of Medicine
Emory University

Trustee
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Education



Hill School

A.B.

Princeton University

MBA

Columbia University Graduate School of Business

business degree

University of Georgia

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Charles Harris, CEO Harris & Harris Group.


About Rocky Rawstern | bir consulting | Rocky Rawstern and Associates

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Charles Harris, CEO Harris & Harris Group.


US & Canada Archives - Cientifica | Graphene | Emerging Technologies

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The world of nanotechnology is a little poorer today with the passing of Charlie Harris, founder and chairman of the publicly traded VC fund, Harris & Harris.

Out of all the people buzzing around in the early days of nanotech, Charlie was one of the few people who got it, who understood that technology takes time to mature and that to make money you need to play a long game.
Charlie's legacy of course includes Harris & Harris, (NASDAQ: TINY) but also some great memories.
I spent many pleasant evenings in a variety of wine bars around New York's Rockefeller Plaza with Charlie and his long time partner Mel Melsheimer discussing where nanotechnology would take us and how to exploit it. I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of VCs, there are plenty of arrogant know it alls in the business especially ten years ago, but Charlie was different, very different.
Out of all the investors I have worked with over the last decade, Charlie was one of the best, perhaps because he came from the old school of investing, or maybe because he had a deep passion for science and served as a trustee of Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, or perhaps because he was a genuinely rounded individual, and conversations would range from nanotechnology to his passion for thoroughbred horses. Perhaps at the core it was just because Charlie was a decent person, who'd made some money, had nothing to prove, and while every other investor circling nanotechnology was out to prove how much (and in fact how little) they knew, Charlie had the sense and the patience to sit and listen to experts before he made his decisions.
Charlie's family are planning a memorial service which will be announced at some point in the future. In lieu of flowers, Charlie suggested contributions to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory or the Center for Nanotechnology Science at the Koch Institute at MIT.


H&H was controlled by ...

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H&H was controlled by Charles E. Harris, who now became the chairman of ASA. Harris brought with him nearly 20 years of experience in the investment industry, and prior to his days with H&H served as chairman of Wood Struthers and Winthrop Management Corp., the investment advisory subsidiary of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. His tenure at ASA would be short-lived, however.


Contact | C.E. Harris Law | Sonoma, CA

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Charles E. Harris 809 Broadway, Suite 3 Sonoma, CA 95476

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