CEO â€“ prior to Carticipate, Steffen founded Cinegest in early 2006 which developed a high speed solid state storage technology. Prior to Cinegest, he co-founded Impulse Devices, a profitable company where he currently is a member of the Board. In 2000, Steffen he founded a software company Indalo, which was dead pooled at the end of the same year. Prior to Indalo, he worked in the semiconductor industry with 8 years of field sales & management, and 2 years of digital IC design. Steffen received his BSEE from CSU, Chico.