Robert Porter

Financial Principal

Robert Porter is the Financial Principal for TDK Ventures. Robert has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, banking, gaming, retail, and most recently, venture capital. Additionally, Robert has worked in roles that have covered a variety of responsibilities including IT, internal and external audit, compliance, benefits, system implementations and upgrades, financial analysis and reporting, and inventory and fixed asset management.

With his role as Financial Principal, Robert brings many areas of TDK Goodness to our entrepreneurs and portfolio companies.

– Introduction to banks and other financial institutions offering non-dilutive financing and lines of credit
– Tool kit of partners offering assistance and support for obtaining SBIR and other government grants
– Offering assistance with any accounting, finance, banking, system, audit, or other related needs.

When Robert is not working, he enjoys spending time with his son and two dachshunds, making homemade baked goods, and collecting vintage Fiestaware.

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Portfolio Companies Served

Divirod’s cost-effective and scalable water network solution brings accessible, hyperlocal, and high-quality data in real-time.
Faction develops driverless vehicles that have the speed and performance of cars, but at the cost of a motorcycle, to reduce emissions, avoid gridlock, and improve energy use.
Novalith’s technology solutions capture and leverage carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere to isolate and extract higher quality – battery grade – lithium from resource deposits, with no harmful by-products. Their process uses less water, smaller infrastructure, and is a lower cost than current industry standards.
Peak Energy has developed an innovative sodium-ion-based energy-storage solution that is expected to be more cost-effective, durable, and easier to mass produce domestically.
pH7 Technologies developed a proprietary metal-extraction process utilizing non-toxic organic and inorganic chemistry, as well as electrochemistry to drive extraction of metals and key minerals from ores, concentrates, and end-of-life materials.
Silicon Box is an advanced semiconductor integration startup, specializing in cutting-edge semiconductor integration services.
Verana Networks is building an innovative 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) solution for service providers that have licensed millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum.
Verdagy is innovating water- electrolysis technology for the large-scale production of green hydrogen.
microLED innovator VueReal Inc. brings unprecedented throughput, precision, and yield to the multi-billion-dollar microLED industry with its revolutionary “microprinting” mass transfer approach VueReal’s methodology addresses