In 2012, Oliver founded NGCodec, a start-up focused on next generation cloud video acceleration. As CEO he raised over $15M, grew the team to over 40 people and won SaaS business with Amazon/Twitch. In 2019 the company was acquired by Xilinx.
Oliver holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Greenwich London, and a Mini-MBA from the AeA/Executive Institute, Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is the inventor of two patents.
Renee is a former Director of the World Ocean Council and holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration.
Ken is a Postdoctoral Fellow of Harvard University, and has held professorial roles with Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of Wisconsin, Caltech and the University of Southern California. Ken has held fellowship positions with the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Geophysical Union and the American Association of Advanced Science. He received the NASA Special Leadership Award in 2003 and has been a member of the NASA Mars Exploration Science Working Group since 1998. He has also held Advisory Board positions with the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, the Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology and the J. Craig Vener Institute.