Co-founder & CEO - Helsing
Torsten Reil is Co-founder and CEO of Helsing, a new type of security and defence company focused on AI and software capabilities. Originally a biologist, Torsten previously founded NaturalMotion, an Oxford University spin-off and one of the UK’s most successful games and technology start-ups. In 2014, NaturalMotion was acquired by Zynga for $527m. He is an active technology and biotech investor and has spoken at TED, TED Global, Google Zeitgeist and the Apple iPhone 5 keynote.
Torsten was included in MIT’s Top 100 Innovators, is a member of the Munich Security Conference Innovation Board, and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate from Sussex University for his contribution to the UK’s technology sector. Torsten holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, a Masters in Artificial Intelligence, and was a Guy Newton scholar while researching for his PhD at Oxford.