John is a serial entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience building startups from conception to scale specifically in San Diego. Together these firms raised on the order of $200 million in venture capital, and have resulted in 1 IPO and 4 acquisitions returning in excess of $1.5 Billion to investors. Mr. Beane holds numerous patents for the complex hardware-software products and solutions that these companies have been based upon. He considers the mentoring and motivating of the teams that build these systems with him among his competencies and certainly among his pleasures.
John is happy to help those at the UCSD Basement in many ways. However, areas where he may be able to serve best are in software and/or hardware product development, kiosks, automation, medical software, medical device, patents, team dynamics, corporate culture, business plan evaluation, advice on raising capital and networking with individuals and businesses within San Diego.