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TekStart helps its clients to grow their businesses, achieve their strategic objectives, and maximize value.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Business Services
  • Location Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2008
  • Employees 10
  • Incorporation Type Other
  • Website

Company Summary

TekStart are experts in the consumer electronics markets. Our team comprises C-level executives with long industry experience in blue-chip semiconductor companies, start-ups and service organizations. We help our customers achieve a leadership position by accelerating market penetration, accessing key relationships, and influencing the ecosystem. Most recently, we are focusing efforts on developing the next-generation bitcoin mining system.


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    Howard Pakosh
    Managing Partner

    Mr. Pakosh has been involved in all facets of sales and marketing for the last 30 years. Prior to TekStart, he served as Director of NA Sales for Sonics Inc. Previously, Mr. Pakosh worked at Virage Logic (NASDAQ:VIRL) where he worked as Director, Emerging Markets for this leader of semiconductor IP. Mr. Pakosh co-founder Xentec, a semiconductor IP startup eventually sold to InSilicon in December 2000 and is now part of Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS).

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    D. Christopher Keil
    Managing Partner

    Mr. Keil has over 25 years sales and marketing experience in the semiconductor and design tools industry. His professional experience includes Business Development, Corporate Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Corporate Development, Venture funding and Management for technology firms. Mr. Keil’s competencies and experience include market and company valuations, corporate development, strategic marketing, business development and market assessments.

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    Derek Meyer
    Managing Partner

    Spanning a 20+ year career at public and private companies, responsibilities have included Marketing, Sales, Operations and General Management in Semiconductor IP, Semiconductor & Systems industries. Positions have included senior management and executive roles at ARC International, MIPS Technologies, Philips Semiconductor and Sun Microsystems.

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    Roger Thorpe

    Mr. Thorpe is a seasoned entrepreneur and product architect who has been helping emerging companies to develop new products for over 20 years. He has a strong background in establishing sound engineering practices and liaise with executive management to ensure corporate success. Prior to establishing A2 in 1993, Roger Thorpe spent 15 years in computer development culminating as the Vice President of Engineering for a Supercomputer manufacturer.

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    Alan Feinberg

    Mr. Feinberg was the original founder of TekStart and is currently retired. However, he remains a valuable resource to the current management team.

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    Phil Casini

    Phil Casini is an expert in business strategy, sales enablement, and marketing management. Phil has 26 years experince in the high technology industry, including 14 years in executive positions. Phil Casini is currently at Cisco Systems and previously was Managing Partner at Advance Tech Marketing (ATM).


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