Duane Roth’s Passing

I was sad to get the news that Duane Roth, CEO of CONNECT here in San Diego, died over the weekend as a result of injuries he sustained in a bicycle accident. Duane was a tremendous asset to San Diego, particularly in the area of assisting in the formation of new technology and life sciences companies in the area.

I believe that, together with the rest of his team at CONNECT, Duane had a sizable impact on the development of technology firms here in San Diego. It is my understanding that CONNECT assisted in the formation of more than 3,000 companies since the organization was founded in 1985, and these companies have raised more than $10 billion in capital.

Duane will be sorely missed.

– Bob


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