Thursday, July 17, 2008

GenArts, Special-Effects Software Firm, Gets Big-Name CEO

GenArts, a little Cambridge company that makes software plug-ins used to create special effects in movies like 'Indiana Jones 4' and 'Iron Man,' just hired its first outside CEO, Katherine Hays. Hays was a founder of Massive, Inc., a company that pioneered the concept of advertising in videogames. GenArts founder Karl Sims will stay with the company and continue serving as president.

The official press release is here.

GenArts took some outside venture capital earlier this year from Insight Venture Partners in New York, but the amount wasn't disclosed. The company was founded in 1996.

(I wrote about GenArts, and New England's larger special effects community, in the Globe a few years back.)

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Blogger G-Fav said...

Woah, cool - It took me a few mouse-clicks to realize it was "the" Karl Sims, who is a real star in the field of artificial life research. You probably know this already, but he did some of the early work on artificially-evolved simulated "creatures." The movie is neat, if you're into that stuff:

-Gregg Favalora

July 17, 2008 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Tony G. said...

Karl Sims is the man!

July 18, 2008 4:32 AM  
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July 19, 2008 4:21 PM  
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July 20, 2008 10:50 AM  
Blogger JanetRN said...

Congrats on being listed as one of Blogger's "Blogs of note." It doesn't look like your a stranger to "fame," but congrats anyway. :)

July 21, 2008 12:09 AM  

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