London Friday April 20th 2012

The Amadeus team congratulates Hermann Hauser on his election last night as a Fellow of The Royal Society, in recognition of his role as a science entrepreneur.

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, as it has been since its foundation in 1660, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. 

The Royal Society’s Fellows and Foreign Members, who are elected for life on the basis of scientific excellence, have included Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Hodgkin, Francis Crick, James Watson and Stephen Hawking. Today there are approximately 1,500 Fellows and Foreign Members, including more than 80 Nobel Laureates. 

Dr Hauser is a co-founder and Partner of European venture capital firm, Amadeus Capital Partners. He has founded, co-founded and funded over 100 companies, including Acorn Computers, ARM, E*Trade UK, CSR plc and Solexa (now part of Illumina). He has honorary doctorates from the Universities of Bath, Loughborough and Anglia Ruskin, is a Fellow of King’s College Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Physiscs. In 2002, he was awarded a CBE for innovative service to the UK enterprise sector. 


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