Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Anthony is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of mobile visual search and possesses that rare mix of academic excellence, commercial drive and instinct. His career to date, closely tied to the renowned School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, has seen him work with brands like Disney, Nike, Vodafone, Nokia, O2, Tesco, HMV and Odeon.
Following a background in hardware systems and a PhD in algorithms for vision, Anthony worked for a number of start-ups until 2003 when he started his own successful computer vision consultancy, Vision Innovations. Passionate about disruptive technology, he recognised the opportunity to take his vision knowledge and apply it to the evolving consumer mobile sector. Partnering with an academic colleague at the University of Edinburgh and securing initial funding, Anthony launched Mobile Acuity in January 2006.
Steven is a successful entrepreneur and technology innovator, strategist and business leader having driven innovative ideas from inception to commercialisation on multiple occasions. As a founder of profitable high-growth technology and manufacturing businesses he has delivered technology products, raised equity and debt finance, grown businesses internationally and achieved very successful exits for investors. As an experienced executive, Steven has operated as CEO, CMO and COO, in both early stage and medium sized companies internationally. In these roles he has managed the transition, divesting and restructuring following the sale of two different technology companies. His internationally proven leadership and innovation spans cutting-edge research, development and commercialisation. These leadership qualities are combined with Steven’s capabilities to protect, generate and manage IP to maximize value.
Jon Barocas has over 35 years experience in the technology, broadcast and film industry. In 1986 he established Bark at the Moon Productions, Inc., an independent film and video production company. In 2005 he founded bieMEDIA, merging 3 predecessor companies into a multifaceted media company. With the onset of the Internet, Mr Barocas was one of the first recognized pioneers in streaming content. bieMEDIA produced over 1,000,000 videos for clients worldwide & forged strategic new media partnerships for mobile applications including investment into the Scottish visual search enterprise Mobile Acuity. Mr Barocas is a recognized technology pioneer and a leading expert for mobile visual search, video production, streaming media, technology platforms, SEO, VSEO and content distribution.