Phil is currently Managing Director of Xora Innovation, an early stage deep tech VC. Phil has held Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Chairman roles at venture backed start-ups in a variety of deep tech fields, including advanced materials, semiconductors, nanotechnology, micro-electronics, energy, 3D printing, robotics and AI. His longest tenure was as Co-Founder and CEO of Polyera, where he took a novel semiconductor technology from Northwestern University to successful commercialization with multiple fab partners in Asia. Phil has raised over $100mm in funding across five start-ups and has 15 years of experience as a tech entrepreneur and executive. Phil holds an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University magna cum laude and 12 US patents.