Interview with Dave Compton,


We recently ran into Dave Compton , Chairman and CEO of Ventura-based (, a early stage startup working on a service which will automatically re-order items for consumers. Dave Compton: NetPlenish is the first price replenishment search engine.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture


What, I think, is the first technology-based, early-stage venture capital fund anywhere, American Research and Development , was founded between Georges Doriot at Harvard Business School and Karl Compton, who was president of MIT at the time. X: I read an article from 1998 that you were quoted in—it sounded like Stanford’s Niels Reimers helped MIT reorganize its patenting and licensing office in 1986 to make it more like Stanford’s model.