Quark Biotech hopes to raise up to $86.25M in IPO (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)
Quark Biotech filed for its IPO on March 30. The Quark Biotech Relational Map provides some insight into the relations between its current and former management team and board members. Along the way, I would like to point out some key transition points that will help LinkSViewer users to navigate from simple to complex maps (the opposite of the previous post which demonstrated navigating from complex to simple maps). First I started with a relatively simple relational map - I searched for Quark Biotech and then filtered in former people.
Quark Biotech Relational Map (Former People Included). Notes: (1) Board Interlock Ties: Joseph Rubinfeld & Daniel Zurr (Former SuperGen Board Members); (2) Key People Ties: Larry Ellison (Oracle CEO, previous Quark board member).
I clicked on Larry Ellison in LinkSViewer, Add to Map (Under Pink banner in Information Window) to incorporate all of his current and former boards on the below map, and dropped pendants
Quark Biotech Relational Map (Ellison as Person Added to Map). Notes: (1) Ellison Previous Boards (Active Cos.): NetSuite, Pillar Data Systems, Liberate Technologies, Oracle, Apple; (2) Ellison Board Interlocks: Steven Fink (Lawrence Investments) & Jeffrey Henley (Oracle Former Board Chairman).
I clicked on Add to Map under Larry Ellison as Individual Investor (Yellow banner in Information Window) to incorporate all of his current and active individual investments on the below map and dropped pendants.
Quark Biotech Relational Map (Ellison as Investor Added to Map). Notes: (1) Ellison Investments (Active Cos.): SalesForce.com, SuperGen; (2) Ellison Investment Ties: Igor Sill (Oracle & Salesforce); Daniel Zurr & Joseph Rubinfeld (SuperGen/Quark).
Thus, we see how Larry Ellison connects to Quark as a former board member, but also as an investor in SuperGen. In this way, we used LinkSViewer to expand existing networks to identify interesting relationships.