Paul Carpentier, Founder & CEO
With Esoptra, Paul has founded his sixth startup. Working with Jan for over 30 years, the focus was mostly on unorthodox, high potential innovation, deep down in the technology stack. This invariably entailed early international expansion, with strong showings in the USA and Japan. At TechGnosis, client-server middleware was born. FileWave introduced the first truly scalable client software management platform; it's still alive and kicking after 25 years. At FilePool they invented and patented Content Addressed Storage, resulting in a highly successful exit to EMC in the middle of the dot com crisis. Paul cofounded Caringo in Austin, Tx. in 2005 and still serves on its Board. He is Chairman at Bagaar nv and holds Master degrees in Electronics Engineering and Business Administration, as well as 24 patents.