Jez San OBE

Founder, Investor and Entrepreneur

Jez San was inspired to become a computer game developer in the 1970s, after playing the first ever multiplayer game, Multi-User Dungeon (MUD). In 1982, he founded one of the earliest British computer games developers, Argonaut, which created the multi-million-selling console games Harry Potter, Croc and Star Fox. Jez was a pioneer of 3D computer graphics and his first game, StarGlider, was one of the earliest 3D games. He co-invented the Super FX graphics processor for Nintendo, the first chip to render 3D computer graphics in a game system.

Jez maintains an active role in computer games and online gaming, including work with game developers Ninja Theory, Origin8 and until recently Jez also serves as an angel, having invested in artificial intelligence pioneer DeepMind Technologies (acquired by Google in 2014) and Kraken one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges. In 2002, Jez was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to computer games.

Jez co-founded FunFair with fellow PKR alumni, Jeremy Longley and Oliver Hopton. FunFair has created the fairest and most efficient online casino technology in the crypto currency space with games are Fun, Fast and Fair. FunFair invented Fate Channel technology that solves the problem of game bets being too expensive and uneconomic to play. FunFair’s games play fast, don’t require a customer deposit and have zero gas cost (for the first time).

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