Jez San

Founder, FunFair Technologies

Jez San

Founder, FunFair Technologies

Biography

Jez San was inspired to become a computer game developer in the 1970s, after playing the first ever multiplayer game, Multi-User Dungeon (MUD). In 1982, he founded one of the earliest British computer games developers, Argonaut, which created the multi-million-selling console games Harry Potter, Croc and Star Fox. Jez was a pioneer of 3D computer graphics and his first game, StarGlider, was one of the earliest 3D games. He co-invented the Super FX graphics processor for Nintendo, the first chip to render 3D computer graphics in a game system.

Jez maintains an active role in computer games and online gaming, including work with BAFTA award winning game developers Ninja Theory and until recently PKR.com, a leading 3D Poker room. Jez is also an angel investor in the artificial intelligence pioneer DeepMind Technologies (acquired by Google in 2014), CryptoFacilities – a crypto derivatives exchange and Kraken, a cryptocurrency exchange. In 2002, Jez was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the computer games industry.

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