Trends and Shifts in the Startup Landscape with Patrick Henry of QuestFusion
Patrick Henry, the CEO of QuestFusion that provides strategic guidance to startups and emerging growth companies again joins Enterprise Radio.
- It has been eight months since the last time we spoke. You’ve now been focused on advising startups and emerging growth companies for over a year and a half. What are some of the biggest problems and challenges that you see with startups today?
- What are the biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make in pitching to potential investors?
- I’ve seen in your blog posts that you’ve been talking a lot about various forms of financing for startups. What is the latest and greatest trends there?
- What do you see as some of the biggest business opportunities for the aspiring entrepreneurs out there today?
- What’s new with QuestFusion?
Patrick Henry, the CEO of QuestFusion, is a San Diego-based entrepreneur and the former CEO of Entropic Communications. Mr.Henry is a seasoned executive, CEO, and board of directors’ member, with over 25 years experience in managing high technology companies. Prior to forming QuestFusion, Mr. Henry had over 13 years experience as a CEO at three different startup technology companies. As CEO of Entropic, he took the company from a pre-revenue and pre-product phase, to a successful NASDAQ listed public company (Symbol: ENTR). Entropic was acquired in early 2015 by another San Diego tech company, MaxLinear (NYSE: MXL).
Mr. Henry has experience negotiating complex M&A transactions, large multi-year contracts with Fortune 100 companies, employment contracts, and major strategic partnerships.
Henry was the winner of the 2008 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Technology, the San Diego Daily Transcript 2008 Top Influentials, and 2011 San Diego Business Journal Most Admired CEO. He is a board member of EvoNexus, a San Diego non-profit trade organization and technology company incubator and accelerator.
Mr. Henry has a bachelor in Engineering Science and Mechanics with high honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a MBA from the University of Southern California. He is also involved in a number of charities and civic organizations including Compassion International, the Georgia Tech Foundation, the University of Southern California, and the Rancho Santa Fe School.