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[Serial entrepreneur and investor. T/Maker Co. in the 80’s; iPrint.com in the 90’s; MessageCast and IMSI/Design in the 00’s. Cut me open and a product guy spills out.  That’s the important stuff… a few more details below.]


Royal Farros has spent over two decades as a technology entrepreneur and investor.

Royal is currently Chairman and acting CEO of portfolio company IMSI/Design, a pioneer in mobile AEC solutions (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction).

He is also strategically involved with three biotech start-ups: Audigen, which is helping eradicate hearing loss; and AF5 and Dianovix, which are both revolutionizing the detection and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke.

Previously, Royal co-founded and was CEO of MessageCast, Inc., sold to Microsoft (NASD:MSFT) in 2005; founded and was CEO of iPrint.com, taken public in 2000 (NASD:IPRT); was an Officer and General Manager at Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX); and was Chairman and EVP of T/Maker Company (sold to Deluxe Corporation in 1994).

A San Jose Business Journal Entrepreneur of the Year award winner and previously named one of Smart Computing’s Top 25 Internet Executives, Royal is widely interviewed and quoted, has appeared numerous times on CNBC and other financial and high tech venues, has guest lectured at both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School, and holds multiple software and process patents.

Royal currently serves on the boards of IMSI/Design, Audigen, AF5, Dianovix, and Head Over Heels.

Royal received his B.S. (1981) and M.S. (1983) in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

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