Lin Kayser is a German entrepreneur who has worked in disruptive technology his entire career. Today, his focus is on Hyperganic, a transformative startup in the field of industrial 3D printing.
Lin, a self-taught software engineer, started his career in the early 1990s. Working for the startup ARADEX, he helped bring PC technology to the industrial automation space. In 2000, he started his first high-tech company, IRIDAS, which focused on transforming Hollywood film making from analog to digital. IRIDAS powered the world’s first digital cinemas and pioneered the use of the GPU in graphics cards for high-volume image processing. For a decade, IRIDAS was a dominant force in global film making technology.
In 2011 Adobe acquired the company to build "the Photoshop of video”. For three years, Lin led a global team at Adobe that helped transition the engineering of Adobe’s professional video products to a subscription-based business model. In 2014, Lin left Adobe to focus on his own ventures.
After the acquisition, Lin created COGLOBO, a Munich-based research and investment company, and the Kayser Forum for Sustainability, his environmental foundation. COGLOBO’s work with 3D printers led Lin to realize the potential of 3D printing in the future of manufacturing. In 2015 he started Hyperganic, a start up focused on using advanced 3D printing to create objects that areas complex, sophisticated and efficient as things in nature.
Lin lives in Munich, where he is an active mentor in the startup scene. He is a father of five and, as an avid photographer, takes at least one camera to every place he travels.
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