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XiGo Nanotools

Helping scientists optimize product performance and quality in electronics, energy, and pharma by measuring nanoparticle surfaces.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Nanotechnology
  • Location Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2005
  • Employees 7
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

This post revenue Company makes devices that help scientists develop and manufacture better nanoparticles. Speed of operation and simplicity make this patented novel technology equally suitable for use in both research & quality control. Scientists in virtually all tangible goods verticals can benefit from this technology. Markets are global, company has established demand in high growth industries with high visibility lead users.


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    Shin Takeda
    Asian Business Manager

    Dr. Takeda provides technical management of the company's Asian business. He has a Ph. D in Chemistry and was formerly a Professor of Chemistry at Osaka University. Dr. Takeda is an authority on the characterization of concentrated nanoparticles and is widely published in his field.

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    Sean Race

    Mr. Race has 30 years senior management experience in the tech and pharma space, primarily in scientific instruments. Mr. Race was instrumental in a 3i VC funded MBO that made a successful exit in 2003 to a large instrumentation firm. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the UMASS and an MBA from The Wharton School.

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    David Fairhurst
    Vice President

    David is the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Fairhurst is a leading scientist in particle measurements, with over 200 published papers in this field. He was formerly VP and co-founder of Sun Smart Inc. and led the team that developed Z-Cote transparent zinc oxide, a material venture that Forbes Magazine called “One of the ten best nanotechnology products for 2003.”

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    Finance Manager

    Ms. Meskill is the Company's Finance Manager. She received a BBA in Finance from Western Michigan University in 1987 and has worked in finance at several companies in the packaging industry, including Corporate Controller for a Stone Container Corporation and Gaylord Container Corporation joint venture. Mrs. Meskill has helped many early stage ventures secure funding. Mrs. Meskill also attended the Wharton Business School Executive MBA Program

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    Terence Cosgrove
    Principal Scientist

    Dr. Cosgrove is a leading authority in the application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to measure nanoparticles. He has over 140 papers published in the field as well as several book chapters. Terry is a former Leverhulme Professor and an Emeritus Professor at Bristol University. Terry received his doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Manchester University in 1974, and has consulted for companies such as BP, Kodak, ICI, and Shell.

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    Lisa Schultz
    Marketing Manager

    Lisa manages the Company's marketing activities. She graduated from Moravian College with a BS in Chemistry in 1995, and has worked in a variety of technical, sales and marketing positions within the Scientific Products Division of Air Products for 15 years prior to joining XiGo in 2011.


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    Licata & Tyrrell, P.C.
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    Colleen Krcelich, CPA

Previous Investors

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    Founders, Angels, and Ben Franklin Tech Partners