Philippe Kahn, Full Power

Philippe Kahn


Successful serial entrepreneur who founded four leading companies: Fullpower Technologies, Inc., LightSurf the worldwide leader in MMS solutions and services (Successfully acquired by Verisign for $300+M), Starfish Technologies, Inc. (successfully acquired by Motorola for $250+M) and Borland (NASDAQ: BORL).


CEO Fullpower Technologies
Telecommunications Industry
December 2004 – Present

CEO LightSurf Technologies, Inc.
Telecommunications Industry
1998 – December 2004 (6 years)

CEO Starfish Software, Inc.
Telecommunications Industry
1994 – 1998 (4 years)

Founder and CEO of Borland
Computer Software Industry
1982 – 1994 (12 years)


ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Swiss Polytechnic Institute), University of Nice, France
Masters, Mathematics

Zurich Music Conservatory, Switzerland Musicology and classical flute


Philippe Kahn has received numerous awards including his induction into the industry hall of fame, recognition by BYTE Magazine as one of the Top 20 Most Important People in the history of the computer industry, selection for Upside Magazine’s Elite 100 list, as well as being the recipient of numerous awards for innovation and technical excellence.

Contribution to ODBMS.ORG