Steve Marsh, PhD

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

A technology entrepreneur, Steve graduated from The University of Cambridge with a PhD in Computer Science in 2013. Steve’s PhD research led him to build custom supercomputer architectures for the real-time simulation of human brain function. It was his extensive PhD research that inspired GeoSpock’s revolutionary technology.

An Information Age UK Data Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 winner, Steve is a member of Forbes’ 30 under 30 2016, and an alumnus of the Techstars Winter 2014 cohort in London. He is also a past winner of Information Age’s UK Data Entrepreneur of the Year and an affiliate of TechCity’s Upscale program for high-growth businesses.

While reading his PhD at Cambridge University, Steve founded Collide, a location-aware mobile application (iOS and Android), winning both the ‘Silicon Valley Comes to the UK’ Cambridge Appathon, and Cambridge University Entrepreneur of the Year 2012. Steve also holds an MEng in Computer Science from The University of Manchester.

Steve has secured $13.2 million funding for GeoSpock to date, having recently raised an additional $6.6 million, which closed GeoSpock’s Series A funding round and will help to expand the business into new regions around the world.

Steve’s full list of accolades are:
Winner: Information Age UK Data Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
Winner: Cambridge Business Excellence Awards – Business Innovation 2016
Named: Forbes’ 30 under 30 2016 #AllThingsMobile
Affiliate: TechCity’s Upscale program for high-growth businesses 2016
Pitch10: Digital Startups @ No.10 Downing Street 2015
Alumnus: Techstars Winter 2014 cohort in London
Named: Business Weekly “Killer 50” Most Disruptive Technology Companies 2014
Winner: Business Weekly – Cambridge Graduate Business of the Year 2014
Finalist: UK’s Most Innovative Mobile Technology Company 2013
Winner: CEDAR Enterprise Fellowship 2012
Winner: Cambridge University Entrepreneur of the Year 2012