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Reza Rassool, CTO of RealNetworks

Reza Rassool, CTO of RealNetworks

His notable roles include:

  • CTO of Kwaai Oak, whose CTO-as-a-service™ business claims credit for $1B in start-up exits.
  • Gathr Films CTO, where he developed a crowd-sourced theatrical distribution – ‘first $1M+ box office thru crowd-sourcing’
  • Zya CTO where he developed a music creation cloud which raised $48M in funding.
  • Director of Software at Second Sight, developing a bionic eye. Its IPO in 2014 achieved a market cap of $0.6B.
  • Chief Engineer at Widevine Technologies (sold to Google in 2010 for $150M)
  •  Chief Engineer at Micropolis / Streamlogic, developed the world’s first commercial VOD server and a family of VDRs.
  •  Technical Manager of Lightworks – developed an OSCAR/EMMY winning editing system, sold to Tektronix

Reza gained a B.Sc. in Physics from King’s College, has 23 patents granted, and has numerous papers published.