Chief Executive Officer
Steve Bisset co-founded Terrajoule in 2009. He is a serial entrepreneur and growth company CEO. Steve started his first company at the age of 25 in Silicon Valley, which went to IPO. Developing strategic innovations into profitable and businesses is Steve’s strong point. He is best at building and motivating a multidisciplinary team to develop and commercialize a solution that is technically feasible, manufacturable and marketable. Steve was co-founder and CEO of Megatest Corporation (MEGT). While known for innovative technology, its success was based on penetrating major customers against much larger entrenched incumbents, and defending those accounts successfully by serving them well over the long term. Customers included Intel, IBM, Micron, Texas Instruments, Samsung, and Hyundai. Serving as CEO from 1975 through 1990, he was an active Board member through Megatest’s IPO (MEGT) in 1993 and subsequent sale to Teradyne (TER) in 1995 for $245M. Steve also founded or co-founded ventures such as: 12degrees (a pre-dotcom internet-enabled travel boutique); Pelican Imaging (3D micro-array cameras for mobile devices); MathCap ( software to amplify the effectiveness of student-teacher interactions for in-classroom math instruction). Steve started his career as an engineer at HP and then Intel after earning a BSEE with Honors from the California Institute of Technology in 1973, where he entered from Australia on a scholarship. He is co-inventor on nine issued US patents for the multi-touch technology used on smartphones, and is co-inventor of the core storage patent for the Terrajoule technology that has issued in China, Mexico and Australia and is pending in other countries.