Primary Role
President+CEO at Mimosa
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Person Details


Brian Hinman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mimosa. He is also the Venture Partner at Oak Investment Partners. Brian L. Hinman joined Oak as a Venture Partner in 2006.

Brian is currently chairman for Aurora Algae and serves on the board of directors of Oak portfolio companies focused on breakthrough “clean” technologies including Aurora Algae, eSolar, GreenVolts, NanoH2O, Phononic Devices, and Sundrop Fuels.

Brian is the Co-Founder, and formerly the President and CEO, of 2Wire, a provider of broadband service platforms for the DSL market.

Brian is also the co-founder, and formerly the CEO, of Polycom, Inc. (NASD: PLCM), the world’s leading teleconferencing company.

He is the also the Co - Founder and former VP, Engineering of PictureTel Corporation (formerly NASD: PCTL).

Brian has received multiple awards for entrepreneurship, including being named an Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2005. To catalyze entrepreneurship at his alma mater, he sponsors the Hinman CEO (Campus Entrepreneurship Opportunities) Program at the University of Maryland.

Brian holds a B.S.E.E. summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, and an S.M.E.E. from M.I.T.

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