Inside the Semiconductor Showdown: A Conversation with Chip War Author Chris Miller

Matt Caspari and author Chris Miller

It has been said that microchips are the new oil—the scarce resource on which the modern world depends. Virtually everything—from missiles to microwaves—runs on chips, including cars, smartphones, the stock market, and even the electric grid.

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Watch this inside look at the complex tech universe of microchips in a captivating webinar interview with Chris Miller, the acclaimed author behind the Financial Times Business Book of the Year and a New York Times best-seller, Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology.

Embark on a journey into the heart of the modern tech battleground as we delve deep into the high-stakes world of semiconductor warfare. Uncover untold stories, strategies, and challenges that shape the global race for pivotal technology, guided by the insights of an award-winning author.

Alumni Ventures’ host, Strawberry Creek Ventures and Deep Tech Fund Managing Partner Matt Caspari led a compelling discussion and also provided insight into the innovative and exciting startups pushing the limits and creating new products pivotal to the growth and evolution of the industry, including companies like Analog Inference, Groq, and NeuReality in our portfolio of 1,200+ startups across 40+ venture capital funds like our Deep Tech Fund.

An Investor’s Perspective

Check out Alumni Ventures’ Yevgeny Gelfand’s recent article, “The Other AI Arms Race: An Investor’s Perspective” which was recently published in Semiconductor Review.

Watch now to access Chris Miller’s expertise and revelations and be part of shaping the course of our technological future. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to engage in an essential conversation that could change the way you perceive the world of technology!

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About your presenters

Matt Caspari
Matt Caspari

Managing Partner, Strawberry Creek Ventures

Matt Caspari is a Managing Partner at Alumni Ventures, where he leads the Deep Tech, Georgetown (Potomac Ventures) and UC Berkeley (Strawberry Creek Ventures) funds. He invests in mission-driven founders developing groundbreaking technologies. His investments encompass a diverse range of sectors, including AI, agriculture, aviation, battery technology, cybersecurity, direct air capture of CO2, energy generation, longevity, and robotics. Prior to Alumni Ventures, Matt gained operational experience as a two-time venture-backed founder/CEO and as a leader of the innovation team at Nike. He was the founding CEO of Aurora Biofuels, a deep tech venture that grew to 100+ employees, secured over $100 million in funding and was acquired by Reliance Industries. In earlier roles, Matt served as a strategic management consultant at Cambridge Pharma Consultancy, later acquired by IMS Health, and gained experience on the M&A team at Bloomberg. He holds a BS in Biochemistry from Georgetown University and an MBA with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from UC Berkeley.

Chris Miller
Chris Miller

Chris Miller teaches International History at Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is also Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a director at Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical consultancy. He is regularly quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, is featured on CNBC and NPR, and writes for publications like Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. He is author of three books: Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia, The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy and We Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin. He received his PhD and MA from Yale University and his AB in history from Harvard University. For more information, see www.christophermiller.net

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