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Steve Allpress

Entrepreneur in Residence - BGF Ventures


Steve is an Entrepreneur in Residence at BGF Ventures working with portfolio companies and assessing new investment leads.

Steve co-founded Icera Inc., a cellular modem chip company where he was CTO. The Bristol-based business was bought by Nvidia Corporation of Santa Clara and Steve remained at NVIDIA, post-acquisition, as Senior Vice President. In 2015 he co-founded  and was CTO of Five AI, the self-driving software company that recently announced $35M in new funding.  With a Ph.D and a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bristol, Steve is the author of 44 granted US patents.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institute of Engineering Technology, as well as being a Chartered Engineer.

He never misses the opportunity to buy a new gadget and is the proud owner of four 3D printers.



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