Alasdair Rawsthorne


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Name: 
Alasdair Rawsthorne
Successes: 
Transitive sold to IBM for an undisclosed sum

I founded Transitive, a University spin-out company, with my research group to commercialize dynamic binary translation software we had developed using a new set of challenging targets. Over the period 2000-2008, Transitive grew from a dream to over 100 employees; operated as a multinational with headquarters in Sillicon Valley, raised over $30M in venture capital investment, contributed a key technology to Apple's migration to using Intel CPUs in Macintosh computers, saw 16 million copies of our software delivered to end-users, and was acquired by IBM.