Tom founded Etalon Diagnostics, a unique biotechnology company in Silicon Valley focusing on genetic diagnostics for companion animals (animals who do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability).
Before starting Etalon, Tom was the Director of the Technology Ventures Corporation. The Venture capital group supports start-ups and early-stage companies through mentorship, training, and hands-on opportunities, all in front of potential funding sources. One of Tom’s companies explains his approach this way: “Tom and Technology Ventures Corporation provide an invaluable service to start-up and early-stage companies in the Bay Area, offering classes and training, hands-on mentoring and opportunities to get in front of potential funding sources. Tom is an experienced, reasonable and affable guy who puts a great deal of time and energy into the organization and truly cares about the companies it sponsors. “
As a Global Mentor for the African Entrepreneurship Award, Tom brings almost 4 decades of experience in biotechnology and how to access funds for startups who use technology.