TitleKirsch, Steve oral history
DescriptionSteve Kirsch invented an early form of the optical mouse while studying at MIT, then founded Mouse Systems to commercialize it. In 1986 he co-founded Frame Technology which developed the FrameMaker document publishing software.
His next start-up was Infoseek in 1993, pioneering advertising-supported Internet search. In 1999 he started Propel which sold web-page compression and caching software, followed in 2005 by Abaca, which produced a spam filter application with ranked quarantine.
In 2011 he started OneID which tried to get strong cryptographic authentication universally adopted. As of 2018, his latest start-up is Token, founded in 2015, which sells an open banking software platform. He has received awards for philantropic giving and for encouraging others to give.
|Kirsch, Steve, Interviewee|
|Steinbach, Gunter, Interviewer|
|Weber, Marc, Interviewer|