Jens Hortsmann

Crestlight Venture Productions

Jens Horstmann has 25 years of executive, technology and engineering experience in Silicon Valley and global High Tech industries. He is the founding Director and Executive Producer at Crestlight Venture Productions, a full service firm and venture fund that helps start-ups fill critical gaps and accelerate them through inflection points. He served as VP of Entertainment Technology of NCR Corp. and advises other Fortune 500 companies. Previously, he was CTO, president and CEO of DVDPlay, the creator of Redbox’s original technology. Mr. Horstmann has invested in numerous start-ups, serves on the several boards and manages MXGO, an intellectual property licensing firm. He founded B2B solution provider Ensemble Solutions in the mid ninetieth, was CEO of Open Grid, an early location based services pioneer and lectured for UC Berkeley. His prior experience includes senior engineering, research and development positions at Sun Microsystems, Siemens, LSI Logic's Systems Research Laboratory, and X1 Corporation. He holds an MSEE/CS from the University of Braunschweig, Germany, continued his education at Stanford University. Jens lives with his family in Silicon Valley and is an avid pilot.