Friday, January 20, 2012

Fluidigm's lead dog makes his 'storm move'

Fluidigm Corp. has cut through the slush of a withdrawn IPO — and no one may be better suited to drive it forward than CEO Gajus Worthington.
Worthington, who spent part of his formative years in Alaska, as a youth competed in the 1986 Junior Iditarod. It’s the teen version of the famous stamina-sapping 1,000-mile dog-sled race through the Alaskan wilderness.
Worthington now mushes a 220-employee South San Francisco company that develops instruments for analysis. Trying to chart the 13-year-old company’s growth to a $76 million IPO finally completed last year, he has cited to Fluidigm employees the story of his dog-racing hero, Libby Riddles.

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