The Bottom Line (Air Date: October 21, 2014) – After receiving his PhD in the 1980s and working for a large pharmaceutical company, Dinesh Patel realized he did not want to climb the corporate ladder. Instead he wanted to start his own company. His first firm, Theratech, was a huge success – going public after only 7-years and being sold for over $300 million dollars a few years later. At the time, Dinesh was not yet 50-years old and despite being a multi-millionaire, he didn’t see himself slowing down. Rather, he co-founded one of Utah’s first venture capital firms, vSpring (now Signal Peak Ventures) and got meaningfully involved in philanthropy. Due to his efforts Utah is a better place to start a company as well as a better place to enjoy the arts.
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