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To hear Stan Boland speak join us for Scale-Up Day, Thurs 12 Sept at The Cambridge Union

Stan Boland is an active angel investor and advisor following a career of founding, building and successfully exiting a series of deep technology companies in semiconductors and AI.  Most recently, he was a co-founder and CEO of Five AI, a significant European venture-backed software business founded in 2015 which developed a highly functional automated system for urban driving before pivoting to build an integrated, cloud-based development ecosystem for testing of automated driving systems in principled low-fidelity simulation, leading to its acquisition by Bosch in 2022 for an undisclosed sum.  That was the third successful major exit for Stan, he previously co-founded and was CEO of two of Europe’s most valuable semiconductor startups, Element 14 Inc. and Icera Inc., which he sold to Broadcom and NVIDIA respectively, for an aggregate value of over $1.1 billion. Element 14 built high density chipsets and software for broadband connectivity whilst Icera built cutting-edge modem chipsets and software for cellular communications.  Prior to founding startups, he was CEO of Acorn, a pioneer computer and technology firm and a Board member of its one-time associate, ARM. He is a graduate in physics from the University of Cambridge.