NGCodec® has been in passionate pursuit of next generation video compression since 2012. With the support of investors including Xilinx, NGCodec’s agile startup team has created RealityCodec™, a compressor-decompressor technology optimized for ultra-low latency, high-quality applications. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, NGCodec licenses its H.265/HEVC video codec silicon intellectual property (IP) to semiconductor and equipment manufacturers around the world. @NGCodec 


Leadership Team

Oliver Gunasekara, CEO,  President and Co-Founder

Oliver Gunasekara has over 20 years experience in marketing and business development with technology companies. In 1995 he joined ARM to lead its mobile activities, initially working in Europe and then later in Japan and Silicon Valley. Over 12 years at ARM he licensed HW and SW to both semiconductor companies and mobile OEM’s and delivered a de facto standard for mobile CPU’s. His last role at ARM was Vice President of Corporate Business Development and M&A. In 2007 he joined video H.264 start-up W&W Communications as Vice President of Mobile business (acquired by Cavium). Prior to Founding NGCodec he was a business development consultant to a number of mobile start-ups in the OS, security, imaging and battery areas.

Oliver holds a Bachelor's degree with honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Greenwich London, UK and a Mini-MBA from the AeA/Executive Institute, Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

 

Adam Malamy, VP Engineering and Co-Founder 

Adam Malamy is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years experience in Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) architecture, design, verification and all phases of semiconductor development.  He started his career at Sun Microsystems designing SPARC microprocessors.  In 1994 he joined the 3DO company and helped develop one of the first 32-bit 3D graphics engine ASICs.  He gained experience and seniority in a series of startup companies in the areas of microprocessor design and networking.  In 2006 Adam joined W&W Communications and played a leading role in developing that company’s H.264 encoder and decoder FPGA and ASIC products.  Before founding NGCodec Adam held the position of Director of Engineering in charge of Verification at Cavium, which acquired W&W Communications in 2008.

Adam has a BSEE and MSEE degree, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Frank Bossen Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Frank Bossen has over 20 years experience in designing and implementing international video compression standards. He was instrumental in the design of the H.265/HEVC specification where he also lead the development of reference software in the JCT-VC as chair of the software development group. He authored several patents that are essential to the H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC standards. He has held various VP, research and development positions at companies including IBM, Sony, GE, and NTT DoCoMo.  

Frank holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Communication Systems, both from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.


Board of Directors

 

Oliver Gunasekara, CEO,  President and Co-Founder

Adam Malamy, VP Engineering and Co-Founder 

Neil Belmore, Investor

Neil is co-founder of Belmore Capital. Prior to establishing Belmore Capital, Neil practiced patent litigation law with a major Canadian law firm.  He subsequently founded a patent litigation law firm Belmore Neidrauer LLP and has represented both tech and life sciences companies. Neil is consistently selected by peers as a leading advocate amongst intellectual property litigators, including in the 2014 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and LawDay’s 35 Leading Lawyers in Canada - Intellectual Property Litigation. 

Neil holds a BA (High Honours) and an LLB from Osgoode Hall, Toronto.

 

Matthew Belmore, Investor

Matthew is co-founder of Belmore Capital. Prior to establishing Belmore Capital, Matthew obtained the CSC designation from the Canadian Securities Institute and is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute. 

Matthew holds a BSc. (Physics and Math) and has pursued an additional year focusing on economics, from Queens University, Kingston, Canada.

 

Dan Lankford, Independent

Dan Lankford has more than 30 years of experience in technology companies as an executive, board member and investor. Dan has been CEO of 4 companies and chairman of 2 others.  These include a European semi-conductor company that grew from $15M to $250M in 5 years and an energy technology company that Dan took from start-up through IPO into commercial operation, including building a 100,000 sq. ft factory.  Recently he was founder and CEO of Element Energy, a battery management HW/SW company that had a successful sale to Maxim Semiconductor.  He spent his early career at AT&T and Bell Labs.  

Dan has a BS with honors from Johns Hopkins University and an MS as a Sloan Fellow from Stanford Business School.

 
 
 
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Investors

 

Xilinx Technology Ventures

Xilinx Technology Ventures is the investment arm of Xilinx, Inc. Its mission is to identify and invest in early-stage companies developing innovative new technologies with the potential to help advance Xilinx's strategic vision and create value for Xilinx shareholders and customers.

 

Belmore Capital

A venture and growth equity firm funding companies from inception through the growth phase. 

 

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent US federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..."