After 21 years in 8 high technology companies, Steve retired in 1999. He co-founded his last company, E.piphany, in his living room in 1996.His other startups include two semiconductor companies, Zilog and MIPS Computers, a workstation company Convergent Technologies, a consulting stint for a graphics hardware/software spinout Pixar, a supercomputer firm, Ardent, a computer peripheral supplier, SuperMac, a military intelligence systems supplier, ESL and a video game company, Rocket Science Games.
After Steve retired, He took some time to reflect on his experience and wrote a book about building early stage companies called "Four Steps to the Epiphany". His latest book, The Startup Owners Manual integrates 10 years of new knowledge.
Steve moved from being an entrepreneur to teaching entrepreneurship to both undergraduate and graduate students at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University and the Columbia University/Berkeley Joint Executive MBA program.