Sameer Parekh

Sameer Parekh is the founder of Software, Inc.

While in high school in , he published an called The Free Journal, promoting libertarian ideas.

In 1993 Parekh moved to , to attend the , and joined the cypherpunks. In his second year at Cal, he started , a privacy-oriented ISP which provided anonymous accounts and an , and was the first home of the web surfing proxy.

Through the mid- to late 1990s, Parekh was a frequently-cited critic of U.S. policy on encryption software. The cover story for the September 1997 issue of focused on his views of the political and social impact of cryptography. and later helped organize the first global conference on financial cryptography in Anguilla. He was also an advisor to and the chairman of , a company that attempted to create a data haven in the .

After selling to , Parekh traveled around Central and Eastern Europe in 2001 on a DJ tour. He played in countries such as , , , . He also produced a number of “renegade” events in the Port of Oakland.

Parekh was a 2007 Lincoln Fellow of the .

As of spring 2012, Parekh is the proprietor of Falkor Systems, a flying robot startup based in the New York area. Since 2014, he is “Entrepreneur in Residence” at the Correll Robotics lab, University of Colorado at Boulder.


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