Henry C. Keck
" My Heart Has Always Been in Two Worlds...
Art and Engineering."
I graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in engineering and business. I spent a year studying advanced electronics including radar and sonar while in the US Navy. To complete my formal education, I finished my graduate work at the California Institute of Technology in product and machine design.
My heart as always been in two worlds: art and engineering. My father was a famous sculptor; my cousin was a famous bridge designer. For these reasons, I always had a passion for creating new designs and innovative products. I have had the pleasure to see many “ideas” come to life from zero to completion.
After fifty five years of working closely with inventors on 1700 diversified products and machines, I have learned the challenges of developing products and of raising money. Using this experience, I enjoy developing logical business plans for inventors in order to manufacture their products as well as attract investors. Raising money is an important part of almost all inventor’s needs. I have a close relationship to the Pasadena Angels. They provide startup funds for inventors who have good ideas and business plans.
Inventor Bill Green’s idea of developing a tennis ball-throwing machine is an example of success. Based upon our business plan and prototype, he was able to raise the money required for tooling and initial production. He is now a millionaire with the largest selling machine in the world.
The most important part of my work with inventors is developing a long-term personal relationship with them and a strong interest in their success. It is personally very rewarding to see their ideas on the market.