Steve Ives is founder and President of Taptu Ltd, a mobile search company based in Cambridge which is developing a novel mobile search service. Previously he was founder and CEO of Trigenix, a Cambridge-based mobile software company which was acquired in 2004 by Qualcomm Inc. He worked for Qualcomm Europe as VP Business Development and then VP Strategic Marketing until mid- 2005.
Steve graduated in Biochemistry from Cambridge University, holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvannia, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. He also serves as non-executive Chairman and director of Teamstudio Inc, a software tools company with operations in the USA, UK and Japan.
During his period as CEO, Trigenix won the 2003 3GSM Award for Best Wireless Application Developer, and the 2003 Sunday Times Fasttrack 100 Award for Best Management Team. Steve has presented at several major industry events, including 3GSM in Cannes and the GSMA General Plenary. Past media coverage includes Britain’s Financial Times and the Sunday Times.
Steve is married with four children and enjoys tennis, skiing and cycling. During a summer sabbatical in 2000, he raised $100,000 for UNICEF by cycling 7000 miles from San Francisco to Istanbul, crossing 2 deserts, 4 mountain ranges & 10 countries.