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Fund Manager

The RIT Venture Fund will be managed by Don Golini, a successful entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience in the development, management, and commercialization of new technologies. As president and founder of QED Technologies, Don took a novel finishing process from a university laboratory to worldwide commercial success. Today, QED develops, manufactures, and markets precision finishing and metrology equipment for the optics industry. Prior to founding QED, Golini managed a research program at the Center for Optics Manufacturing at the University of Rochester, and worked on large optics manufacturing and R&D at Itek Optical Systems in Lexington, Mass. Today, in addition to running SANICA Ventures, Don serves as Adjunct Professor at the UR Simon School of Business, serves as Chairman of the Rochester Angel Network (RAN), and advises several companies in the Rochester area. He received his B.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester and M.S. in Electro-Optics from Tufts University.