1366 Technologies: Scaling the Venture Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Color cases are ought to be printed in color, to maximize their efficacy. For some point in time, 1366's cofounders, Frank van Mierlo and Ely Sachs, had confronted a choice, which was now made all the more stark: 1366 could enlarge to produce silicon wafers itself, raising the necessary capital from "favorable" investors and building cargo volume slowly, or 1366 could accelerate its market entry drastically by partnering together with the Asian producers that had started to rule the world-wide solar industry. While accelerated increase was attractive to 1366 and its present investors, the firm considered that it would face significant dangers if it were to expose its intellectual property to the "incorrect" associates. 1366 had no intention of losing control of its own technology, but given the pace of innovation and the active role of authorities in the solar sector, Sachs and van Mierlo feared this may not be a race that could be won by the watchful.

PUBLICATION DATE: March 25, 2011 PRODUCT #: 811076-HCC-ENG

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