Jerry Fuqua has over 25 years of experience building and scaling technology companies, consulting for Fortune 500s, and working for government agencies. As an early pioneer of commercial web services, Jerry was Co-founder and CTO of World Point Interactive, where he raised initial seed funding which ultimately led to approximately $15 million of subsequent funding. During this period he helped to scale the company to over 120 employees and develop domestic and international operations. He was also Co-founder and CTO of Internet Information Systems (Surgery.com), Inc. where he scaled revenue to over $5 Million before helping to raise a $10 Series A Round from Venture Capitalists. Jerry Fuqua spent many years as the Principal of Fuqua Associates, where he consulted for companies and Fortune 500s such as Sony, Hawaii Internet Technology Solutions, Hele.net, and more.
Previously, Jerry led programs at Oricon Corporation which incorporated artificial neural networks with traditional digital signal processing methods to detect, discriminate and classify signals of interest. He managed projects to develop technologies for discriminating biological acoustic energy from artificial (military) sources to enhance undersea surveillance systems and target detection.
As a researcher and program manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Naval Ocean Systems Center, Dr. Fuqua led efforts in complex systems modeling, artificial neural network simulation, and digital vision development and augmented reality for robotic systems.
Jerry was on the Executive Committee of the MIT-Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB), which focuses on the success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas, technology and people.
Jerry received a Doctorate in Oceanography and an MBA in International Business from the University of Hawaii. He received his Bachelors in Mathematics and Masters in Physics from UCLA.