Two (both in cyber-security) of the six startups generated above mid-8-figures in exit value and >4X return for investors. The primary product of the second of those companies, LinkScanner, is still running on more than 300 million computers worldwide.
At PestPatrol (first anti-spyware product company), I was responsible for product architecture and management and drove the vision to modularize the tech and build an API strategy - which enabled the hyperbolic growth and ultimately acquisition of the company. See Bob Bales' (CEO) testimony about this on the testimony page.
At Exploit Prevention Labs (XPL) (first anti-exploit product company), where I was one of six co-founders, I again drove product architecture and management for LinkScanner, as well as our IT infrastructure. It was at XPL that I envisioned and built our first generation threatscape collection engine, which was also one of the driving values of our acquisition.
Following the acquisition, I envisioned, architected and led the development on our 2nd generation global closed-loop big data collection, analysis and reporting engine. It remains a vital resource to that company's success and many of the products this $1B+ market cap company currently offers depend upon it.
Publisher/Author: Gender in Invention, The Inventiveness Index, 2017 [Innovation, Sociology]
Author: Manipulating Life at its Beginning, Ethics & Medics, May 2106 [CRISPR/Cas9, Bioethics]
Publisher/Author: The Inventiveness Index, 2015 [Innovation, Economics]
Author: The UberCrypt Framework, Int'l Assoc of Cryptologic Research, Aug 2014 [Crypto-Math]
Publisher/Researcher: Yellowcakes Magazine, 2003-2005 [Tech Entrepreneurship]
Author: The Learning Molecule Model, Soc. for Applied Learning Tech, 2000 [Pedagogical Models]
Weekly Columnist: Strictly Business, 1984-1985 [Business Computing]
Author, Data Analyst: US Geological Survey, 1981 [Hydrologic Analysis]
One of my recent adventures in math resulted in a discovery of how to leverage 3D geometric forms for encryption called: The UberCrypt Framework (US Patents: 8767954 & 9118481).
Thanks to my business partner, the UCF runs on Windows, OSX and Linux - and will soon be available as an Amazon AWS Lambda function. Here's a link to the published research paper if you are interested in the mathematics. Or, better yet, contact me about a private briefing and how the UCF can better secure your (particularly big) data than any other algorithm available today.
Another recent adventure is in the area of patent analytics - looking for patterns and trends that may be used to enhance economic growth.
Based on over 3.5 million US patents - joined with census, business and other data, the www.InventivenessIndex.com is a comprehensive study on the inventiveness of the top 250 metro areas in the nation. Check out the research on the balance of male and female inventors in the USA.
A spinoff from that non-profit adventure, is the commercially focused Patent Index. Contact me to learn about the available data feeds and other services.
Check out how D Magazine and the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce use one of my feeds to support Dallas Invents.
Another interesting adventure, with a world-class team and built on UberCrypt... Cosmo: a new Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering.
* Unlike the Bitcoin/Blockchain/Mining process which consumes vast amounts of electricity – our solution is electricity neutral (ie – it adds NO ADDITIONAL DEMAND to the global electrical grid)
* Unlike Bitcoin and other mining based blockchain processes which are too slow to facilitate real volumes of transactions – our solution is at least 2800 times faster.
* Unlike other BaaS offerings which are centrally owned/controlled, Cosmo runs on an ecosystem of independently owned infrastructure - delivering on the promise of true distributed and decentralized immutable ledgers.