Neumob hires Netscape, Google veteran Jim Roskind as CTO
Neumob, which just lately raised an $eight.5 million Collection A spherical, helps builders velocity up their apps with the assistance of a mixture of a content material supply community and a variety of community optimization methods.
The firm introduced as we speak it has employed Jim Roskind as its CTO.
Whereas Roskind will not be a family identify, he’s a tech business veteran with a resume that’s past spectacular. Within the 90s, he co-based Infoseek and later turned chief architect at Netscape the place, amongst different issues, he developed Netscape’s Java safety mannequin. He later turned a VP and CTO for know-how improvement at AOL, and — after a couple of stints at a number of startups — joined Google in 2008. There, he architected QUIC, Google’s UDP-based mostly transport protocol that now powers greater than half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers.
In complete, Roskind’s identify seems on one hundred twenty five U.S. patents and he has 4 levels from MIT, together with a PhD in EECS with a give attention to Knowledge Communications Networks, and Distributed Processing Protocols and Algorithms.
After eight years at Google, although, Roskind determined it was time to attempt one thing new — and particularly one thing targeted on the cellular area. Roskind tells me he liked doing QUIC at Google, however whereas QUIC was targeted on the browser, Neumob is concentrated on apps. In Roskind’s view, apps are pushing away the browser.
“QUIC providers the browser to server infrastructure issues very properly,” Roskind advised me. “And it has confirmed very useful there. However there are broader questions and Neumob focuses on making apps go quicker.” He additionally famous that whereas Google “does every little thing on the earth, Neumob focuses on a single drawback.”