Frank Thibodeau is the CEO of Niron. He began his business career as founder and CEO of Geobiotics, an industrial biotechnology firm that has diversified to become GeoSynFuels and GeoFossilFuels today. Frank was VP of Business Development at Genbook.
Earlier in his career he was founder and CEO of WorldPages (was NYSE:WPZ), an internet directory company. He later became Director of Venture Investment at Itochu Technology.
Frank has his M.B.A. from Stanford, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Tufts and a B.S. in Biology from Boston College.
Niron is developing an entirely new magnetic material that will transform motors, generators, sensors and actuators – all the machines that use permanent magnets.
Currently on the boards of Adama Materials, Aditazz, Auryn, CellMax Life, Guavus, Kaybus, Niron Magnetics and InvenSense. Amit Shah is peerless in creating globally renowned businesses. A successful serial entrepreneur, Amit founded two companies Zeitnet (acquired by Cabletron) and PipeLinks (acquired by Cisco) before founding Artiman Ventures. Over the years, he has led investments in companies such as Everest Design Automation (acquired by Synopsys), IKANOS (Nasdaq: IKAN), iManage (Nasdaq: IMAN), Lightwire (acquired by Cisco Systems), Netscaler (acquired by Citrix), Sierra Design Automation (acquired by Mentor Graphics), Tavant (acquired by Ameriquest).