Richard Galpin has over 25 years of experience with high-tech start-up companies mostly in international management positions, These include companies such as Apollo Computer, going public in 1983 and later acquired by HP; ArcSoft/SoftDesk, acquired by Autodesk; and Recourse Technologies, acquired by Symantec. Richard has also started several companies, including an Internet services company successfully acquired in 1999, along with some failures as well. In these roles Richard has lived and worked in many countries including the UK, Italy, USA, Singapore, and Japan. Richard has been actively involved in making private placements for the last 8 years with a current portfolio of companies in the US, UK, Japan, and Taiwan. Richard is currently assisting two of these companies, Arestream and DriveSentry, enter the Japanese market. Aerstream's product cleans and freshens the air in offices and homes, and is particularly effective at removing smoke, dust mites, pet dander and other allergens. DriveSentry has developed a security product with the potential to obsolete anti-virus, but with other applications including protecting flash memory drives, PDAs and mobile phones from attack. Richard received his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Physics in London, UK, and did research at several organizations including EURATOM. During his academic career in research Richard was a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in the UK. Richard also attended the Management Development Program at CIT.