The Benefits of Stockpiling Cash

Hugh Martin, Pacific Biosciences

Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, is proud to point out that his previous enterprise, ONI Systems, was the first to be taken IPO after the dot-com crash of 2000 – and that they raised over a billion dollars in just a few short months. Maximizing the cash value of the company was a huge benefit to its longevity, says Martin, and being conservative with their holdings was an inexhaustible asset.