Stan Boland

Five AI

Stan Boland is a co-founder and CEO of Five AI, a new venture-backed start-up developing driverless car software.

He was co-founder and CEO of two of the UK’s most successful venture-backed communications silicon and software companies, Element 14 Inc. and Icera Inc., one bought by Broadcom and the other by NVIDIA, for an aggregate value of over $1 billion. Icera raised $245M in venture funding and grew to 320 staff before it was bought in 2011 and Element 14’s team and technology now delivers over 80% of the world’s broadband communications chips and software. Before that Stan was CEO at computer pioneer Acorn and a Board member at its associate ARM. His early career includes spells at the aerospace firm Rolls-Royce and the computer company ICL (now Fujitsu Services). He is a graduate in Physics from the University of Cambridge, a Board member of the UK trade association TechWorks and a European council member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).