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(Revised from original 2008 version)
Symyx Technologies, Inc.
Symyx is a science-based company spun out of Berkeley. Its unique materials technology has been exploited for 10 years, but the company needs a new business model. The company concept required the invention of hardware and software to do high throughput materials discovery, and a business partnership model to support the scientific and engineering development. The public company must now find new ways to grow, and Isy Goldwasser, a co-founder and new CEO, must lead the transition while maintaining unique scientific resources.
Keywords: Business Model;
Partners and Partnerships;
Bowen, H. Kent, Courtney Purrington, and Thomas D. Perry. "Symyx Technologies, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 608-152, May 2008. (Revised from original May 2008 version.)