Steve Ives

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Steve Ives
Known for Founder of Trigenix, Taptu

Steve Ives is a serial entrepreneur in the information technology sector,[1] active in Cambridge, England.[2]


Ives founded Torus Systems in the 1980s and established Ives & Co. in 1989.[1] He worked as VP Business Development for Qualcomm Europe until mid-2005.[3][4] He founded Trigenix[1][4][5][6][7][8] and social media company Taptu.[1][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] He is also Chairman of Teamstudio[8][10] (previously a wholly owned subsidiary of Ives & Co.).[3][4][11]

Ives holds a master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, and an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Fellow of London's Royal Society of Arts.[3][4][8] He has presented at industry events including 3gsm and the GSM Association General Plenary[3] and in 2011 addressed Connected Cambridge's "Entrepreneurs on the Move" networking event.[12][13][14]

Steve is now working on Hoverkey,[15] a mobile application security company based in London.

During a summer sabbatical in 2000, Ives raised $100,000 for UNICEF by cycling 7000 miles from San Francisco to Istanbul.[16]


  1. ^ a b c d Connell, David; Probert, Jocelyn (January 2010). "Exploding the Myths of UK Innovation Policy: How 'Soft Companies' and R&D Contracts for Customers Drive the Growth of the Hi-Tech Economy" (PDF). UK Innovation Research Centre. p. 46. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Hugo, Ed; Franklin, Roger; Coffman, Chris; Lawton, Jonathan; Holi, Martin; van Leeuwen, Matt; White, Richard; Harper, Darren (2007). "Looking Inwards, Reaching Outwards The Cambridge Cluster Report – 2007" (PDF). Library House. p. 27. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Institute for Prospective Technological Studies. "IS unit - IPTS - JRC - EC - Workshop Exploring the Future of Mobile Search Speakers' biographies". Europa. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (June 2010). Exploring the Future of Mobile Search Expert Workshop (PDF). Ghent. p. 25. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Butcher, Mike (October 20, 2010). "Taptu switches executives around as the US beckons". TechCrunch. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Steve Ives, Founder and CEO, Taptu: Bio". iMediaConnection. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Taptu Appoints Former Yahoo! Mobile Europe Head Mitch Lazar as New CEO". Taptu. October 20, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Steve Ives: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ Vargas, Lautaro (December 21, 2011). "Guardian is first customer for Taptu's third party platform". Cabume. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Meet The Teamstudio Team". Teamstudio. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ Gewirtz, David. "An interview with Nigel Cheshire on Notes software integrity". Domino Power. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Steve Ives addresses Entrepreneurs on the Move May 25 at CB2". Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Entrepreneurs on the Move - Steve Ives". Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Event: 'Entrepreneurs On The Move (Networking) with Steve Ives'". Business Weekly. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Hoverkey homepage". Hoverkey. 
  16. ^ "Steve Ives – CrunchBase Profile". CrunchBase. TechCrunch. Retrieved March 29, 2012.