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Tech Futures Group

What is an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence)?

TFG EIRs are experienced entrepreneurs who have had a good exit or two. EIRs have strong networks in Silicon Valley. Some of TFG EIRs are partners in venture capital companies.

EIRs advise on strategic business issues that often trip up tech companies and startups. They help clients evaluate the composition of their teams, the technology/market fit, commercialization plans, defensibility of their intellectual property, manufacturing issues, and other CEO issues.