San Francisco Science™ ("SFS") develops unique technologies.
The SFS strategy is to seek out promising technologies, bring them into the SFS fold as an SFS Company, secure patents, build prototypes, generally develop the technologies into platforms for numerous applications, test the resulting product and bring it to market. SFS's primary focus, therefore, is in serving a project rather than a fund and, for that reason, before any outside (third party) funds are raised or committed, SFS finds the technology, identifies the market for that technology, protects that technology, assembles the right team for that technology and then, and only then, raises funds for that technology.
SFS adopts a tailor-made approach for each of its portfolio technologies. SFS does not believe that every technology is a company or that every company is an IPO. In light of this philosophy, exit strategies and financing alternatives are always in the forefront of our considerations.
The SFS team has extensive experience in product design and engineering, regulatory compliance, licensing, mergers and acquisitions and private and public financings. The Harvard Business School (HBS) has recognized SFS as a unique business vehicle and includes the evolution and success of SFS among its textbook case studies. Jerry Sanders, SFS' founder, is profiled in HBS' "Entrepreneurship" class and in its "Power and Influence" class. The "Jerry Sanders" case is also taught at the business schools of Stanford, MIT and Northwestern’s Kellogg. SFS welcomes inventors and investors into each of its portfolio companies on an ad hoc basis.