In his long and successful history as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Dr Hauser has founded or co-founded companies in a wide range of technology sectors. These include Acorn Computers (Created the BBC Micro), Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel, and Cambridge Network Limited. He was a founder director of IQ (Bio), IXI Limited, Vocalis, SynGenix, Advanced Displays Limited, Electronic Share Information Limited and E*Trade UK.
He was also involved in the spin-out of what is now ARM Holdings PLC from Acorn Computers, following the development of the forerunner of the ARM processor which is today found in 95% of mobile phones. He co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners in 1997 and in 1998 he co-founded Cambridge Network Limited, the highly influential technology business networking organisation.
Dr Hauser holds an MA in Physics from Vienna University and a PhD in Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory at King's College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Hermann holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Bath, Loughborough and from Anglia Polytechnic, and was awarded an Honorary CBE for ‘innovative service to the UK enterprise sector’ in 2001. In 2004, he was made a member of the Government’s Council for Science & Technology.