Brian L. Hinman (born August 22, 1961 in Bethesda, Maryland) is an entrepreneur and investor in high technology businesses and specifically a pioneer in the computer based communications industry. Hinman founded three successful (annual revenues greater than $500 million) high technology companies; PictureTel Corp. (Videoconferencing), Polycom (Conference call), and 2Wire (Digital Subscriber Line). Both PictureTel Corp. and Polycom had Initial Public Offerings. Hinman and his co-founders took PictureTel public in November 1984, only three months after the company was founded, and two years before the first product was shipped. 2Wire was acquired by set-top box maker Pace in July, 2010. Technologies where Hinman has been granted patents include Video compression and Conference calls.

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  • Brian L. Hinman (born August 22, 1961 in Bethesda, Maryland) is an entrepreneur and investor in high technology businesses and specifically a pioneer in the computer based communications industry. Hinman founded three successful (annual revenues greater than $500 million) high technology companies; PictureTel Corp. (Videoconferencing), Polycom (Conference call), and 2Wire (Digital Subscriber Line). Both PictureTel Corp. and Polycom had Initial Public Offerings. Hinman and his co-founders took PictureTel public in November 1984, only three months after the company was founded, and two years before the first product was shipped. 2Wire was acquired by set-top box maker Pace in July, 2010. Technologies where Hinman has been granted patents include Video compression and Conference calls. (en)
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  • Brian L. Hinman (born August 22, 1961 in Bethesda, Maryland) is an entrepreneur and investor in high technology businesses and specifically a pioneer in the computer based communications industry. Hinman founded three successful (annual revenues greater than $500 million) high technology companies; PictureTel Corp. (Videoconferencing), Polycom (Conference call), and 2Wire (Digital Subscriber Line). Both PictureTel Corp. and Polycom had Initial Public Offerings. Hinman and his co-founders took PictureTel public in November 1984, only three months after the company was founded, and two years before the first product was shipped. 2Wire was acquired by set-top box maker Pace in July, 2010. Technologies where Hinman has been granted patents include Video compression and Conference calls. (en)
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