Dr Hermann Hauser KBE

Co-Founder at Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd

Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners

Dr Hermann Hauser KBE FRS FREng is a serial entrepreneur, in his successful history he has founded and co-founded over 20 technology companies in a wide range of technology industries; including Amadeus Capital Partners, Acorn Computers – where he led the development of the BBC Microcomputor, Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel and Cambridge Network Limited. He was also the Vice President of Research at Olivetti and during his tenure there, established a global network of research laboratories.

Whilst at Amadeus, Hermann has been a non-executive director of many investee companies including CSR, which provides single chip wireless solutions supporting communications over short-range radio links; Entropic Research Laboratory, a company that developed the voice recognition software used by Microsoft Word; and Solexa, which developed ultra-high throughput DNA sequencing technology.

Dr Hauser was awarded his Honorary CBE in 2001 for ‘innovative service to the UK enterprise sector’. In 2015 he was made a KBE for services to engineering and industry. In 2004 he was made a member of the Government’s Council for Science and Technology and in 2009 took over the Chair of the East of England Stem Cell Network (EESCN) and became a member of the Government advisory panel for New Industry/New Jobs.

Dr Hauser is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. He holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Loughborough, Bath and Anglia Ruskin.