Breakingviews - The Exchange: Matthew Putman

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The factory floor may be an odd place to find a musical virtuoso. But the founder of Nanotronics, a near-unicorn on the Brooklyn waterfront with Peter Thiel on its board, is as comfortable tinkling the ivories as he is tinkering with the complexities of process automation.


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