Rolf Herken Founder, CEO and CTO of MINE
Rolf Herken is a highly respected visionary in the software technology industry, specifically in visual computing and Cloud platform technology, and is widely known for his ability to recognize strategic business opportunities and to find and manage world-class engineering teams in a global environment.
In 1986, he founded the company mental images in Berlin and turned it into the recognized international leader in providing component and platform software for the creation, manipulation and visualization of 3D content, driving the company’s innovative technologies and products since its inception.
In 1999, he founded the company incremental images in San Francisco to develop the world’s first cloud-based scalable software platform for interactive 3D content accessible from any device. Both companies were merged in 2003 and later acquired by NVIDIA in 2007.
He left NVIDIA in 2011 to create his next venture, the universal innovation engineering company MINE, in 2013. The first stand-alone start-up companies were spun out from MINE in 2016.
Prior to his career as a technology entrepreneur, Rolf Herken earned an advanced degree in Theoretical Physics at Freie Universität Berlin. He holds a number of fundamental patents in in visual computing and cloud platform technology.