Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Briscoe has extensive experience building and managing high growth technology businesses. As Managing Partner at Nidus Partners, Briscoe has helped launch and grow seven early-stage ventures based on technology licensed from academic research institutions. Prior to Nidus, Briscoe led a team building tools for managing environmental commodities at TeraVista Systems, served as CEO of Vibe Solutions Group, and as president and chief operating officer of Ask Jeeves, propelled the search engine from the 312th ranked Internet site to the 12th largest site on the Web, while building the company into one of the most widely recognized Internet brands.
Briscoe spent four years at Iomega as president of the Zip drive division where he was integral in leading the company’s growth from a $140 million business to a nearly $2 billion industry leader. Briscoe spent eight years at Apple Computer where he served as Assistant to the President of Apple USA, Director of Sales and Marketing for Apple’s Personal Interactive Electronics Division, and led sales efforts in building the K-12 and higher education business.
Briscoe’s global business development experience includes negotiating licensing, manufacturing, and distribution agreements in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has raised over $100mm in venture and private equity capital and is the holder of two patents.