July 14, 2020 – Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, announced today that Harvest Management Partners LLC (HMP) has joined its ecosystem of In-Kind Partners. Harvest Management Partners is an exclusive investment banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions of technology companies around the world.
HMP’s primary area of expertise is in the semiconductor arena which includes AI/ML, embedded systems, technical software, IoT, transportation, and security. HMP strategically positions and optimizes client technology offerings and overall company value versus financial metrics alone.
“We are honored to have been selected by Silicon Catalyst as its preferred investment banking partner. We share a common vision with all Silicon Catalyst entrepreneurs and understand the challenges faced by these startups. We are committed to leveraging our decades long technical and business relationships to aid in their success,” stated Alain Labat, HMP Managing Director and co-founder.
“HMP’s years of professional, operational, and investment banking experience have garnered a deep understanding of technology, strategic alignments, and how to best position our clients and structure deals for optimum value. Our team is looking forward to working with the companies in the Incubator, assisting them through the M&A process,” added Kyle Park, HMP Managing Director and co founder.
Silicon Catalyst has created a unique ecosystem to provide critical support to semiconductor hardware start-ups, including tools and services from a comprehensive network of In-Kind Partners (IKPs) to dramatically reduce the cost of chip development. These Portfolio Companies utilize IKP tools and services including design tools, simulation software, design services, foundry PDK access and MPW runs, test program development and tester access. Additionally, the startups can tap into the world-class Silicon Catalyst network of advisors and investors.
“Our ecosystem of In-Kind Partners has proven to be an invaluable asset to the companies in our Incubator. The comprehensive products and services available span the pre-silicon and post-silicon phases of chip development. At the corporate level, our Portfolio Companies have access to legal, banking and intellectual property support. HMP’s expertise and experience brings to bear an important ingredient to cover the full life-cycle of these startups, as they prepare for their liquidity events,” stated Pete Rodriguez, CEO of Silicon Catalyst.
About Harvest Management Partners
Harvest Management Partners (HMP) is an exclusive investment banking firm leveraging decades of experience as technology and operational executives, a global ecosystem of corporate executives and advisors, and a differentiated understanding of the key technologies in their target markets to drive optimal transaction outcomes for their clients. More information at www.harvestmp.com
About Silicon Catalyst
It’s About What’s Next® – Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, building a coalition of In-Kind and Strategic Partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. Close to 350 startup companies have engaged with Silicon Catalyst since April 2015, with a total of 31 startup and early stage companies admitted to the incubator. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping new semiconductor companies address the challenges in moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions. More information at www.siliconcatalyst.com
Harvest Management Partners LLC
Alain Labat, Managing Director
Richard Curtin, Managing Partner