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Rory Moore

CEO and Co-Founder, EvoNexus

Rory Moore has a storied background in startups – seed round investor and co-founder of radio frequency integrated circuit chip company Peregrine Semiconductor Corp; seed round investor and founding CEO of Silicon Wave, the first Bluetooth chip company which is now owned by Qualcomm; co-founder of e-Fire.com, Georgia Now, Optical River, and EvoNexus. A nonprofit technology startup incubator, EvoNexus has offices in La Jolla, and Irvine. It recently closed its office in downtown. Since 2010, its portfolio companies have generated $1.077 billion in funding and outcomes and 17 acquisitions.

ALMA MATER: University of Michigan

FUN FACT: Swam with sharks in the South Pacific.

BUCKET LIST: Get an EvoNxus company on the stock market.

HOBBIES: Scuba diving and surfing.