TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event


Jon Fisher

Jon Fisher

CEO, CrowdOptic

Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco


June 4, 1:30 pm



CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Title: Being Out Front to Trade to the #1 Acquirer

This event will feature Jon B. Fisher, who will share with students a novel approach to entrepreneurship, which he has named "Strategic Entrepreneurism." Through the example of Bharosa, a company he created and sold to Oracle, he will explain, inter-alia, why entrepreneurs should focus on picking the right customers and on foregoing funding in favor of retaining greater control and leverage. Moreover, Jon Fisher will address how entrepreneurs should design their company in order to make it a perfect target for acquisition. 

Speaker Bio:

Jon Fisher (born Stanford, California, January 19, 1972) is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, author, and economic analyst.  Fisher currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of CrowdOptic and was previously CEO of Bharosa (Oracle: ORCL '07) and of AutoReach (AutoNation: AN '00). Fisher co-founded and was CEO of Bharosa, now an Oracle Corporation company, which produced the Oracle Adaptive Access Manager.  Fisher is known for making accurate predictions about the U.S. economy, particularly unemployment rates. Fisher is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, and his book is required reading for the MBA program at several schools, including the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. The book is also one of three that was selected by the Ohio TechAngels for their project that studied the timing and strategies involved in the sale of businesses, particularly those financed by angel investors. Jon Fisher - Wikipedia CrowdOptic And L'Oreal To Make History By Demonstrating How Augmented Reality Can Be A Shared Experience