June 28, 2022

005: "A Shameful Act"

005:  "A Shameful Act"

Despite the boom in the semiconductor industry, the renegade Shockley research scientists and the bankers of Hayden Stone get nothing but the cold shoulder in their search for a backer… until they catch the ear of an eccentric millionaire inventor....


Despite the boom in the semiconductor industry, the renegade Shockley research scientists and the bankers of Hayden Stone get nothing but the cold shoulder in their search for a backer… until they catch the ear of an eccentric millionaire inventor.

In this episode, the renegade Shockley research scientists and the bankers from Hayden Stone discover how difficult it really is to fund a tech startup in the conformity-conscious 1950s. 

It takes a lot of creativity and persistence, but we watch as brains, capital, and financial know-how come together to finally hammer together a deal to set-up a new kind of business.