Jaco Pretorius

Jaco has over 25 years of experience in product development and realisation, specialising in bringing high-tech innovation to market. He is skilled in the entire process of technology-to-market: Conception, IP Protection, R&D, certification, sales, marketing, O&M and fund raising.

Jaco started his career as an aerospace engineer and has designed, built and space qualified equipment that is on-orbit in the Space Station today. Later in his career, Jaco focussed on high technology commercialisation and counts US government institutions such as NASA, Department of Energy, Department of Defence, as well as Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, chemical, energy and transportation sectors as his clients.

Jaco was born in South Africa, has technical degrees from the University of South Africa and the University of Stellenbosch, and received a master’s degree in Engineering and Management from MIT. He is currently based in Austin, Texas.