AI review and analysis company, Eigen Technologies, has hired its first ever VP of Engineering following a major search. The new hire is Darren Clarke, who has worked at Dab Gaming, as well as VISA Europe, Flextech Television and Walt Disney, often in a CTO role.
The new role comes as the UK-based AI company moves into new offices at the heart of London’s business district in the City, at Queen Victoria Street. Previously they had been based in Covent Garden in the West End of London.
Both moves are part of the next phase in Eigen’s growth, the company said, following its £13m ($17.5m) Series A funding round in June 2018, co-led by Goldman Sachs PSI and Temasek.
Co-founder and CEO of Eigen, Dr. Lewis Liu, said: ‘Software engineering is at the heart of what Eigen does, so I am delighted to welcome Darren to the company. I have no doubt that his specialist expertise in system architecture and his experience as both a CTO and co-founder will be invaluable to Eigen as we continue to grow. His appointment shows our continuing commitment to the highest standards and technical expertise in software engineering.’
And, new hire, Clarke, added: ‘Leading great engineering teams at companies such as Eigen has been the best and most exciting part of my career. With Eigen, I knew from the start that this was a special company, with truly innovative technology, and a top-class engineering team. I am excited to be working with such a talented group of individuals and, in Lewis, a leader who has built such a remarkable business so quickly.’