MANHASSET, NY Darkstrand has announced the addition of David Wilhelm to Darkstrand's Board of Advisors to fast forward commercialization of university R&D.
Wilhelm is an American political leader and businessman best known for managing campaigns for various politicians including former U.S. president Bill Clinton, and then senator and now U.S. vice president Joe Biden.
According to Darkstrand, Wilhelm has a successful track record in bringing needed capital to support entrepreneurial innovation in the nation's heartland, where a good portion of U.S. supercomputer research is being done.
He is founder and president of Woodland Venture Management, and Founder and partner with Adena Ventures and Hopewell Ventures.
This unusual combination of political knowledge and entrepreneurial acumen uniquely positions Wilhelm to help Darkstrand improve the country's innovation infrastructure through high performance computing and high-speed connectivity, according to Darkstrand.
Darkstrand, Inc. leverages enterprise-level network bandwidth via the National LambdaRail (NLR), a coast to coast 12,000-route mile optical network spread across 30 U.S. cities.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Darkstrand was established in 2005.