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Stephen Bernard Streater (born 1965) is a British technology entrepreneur.

Streater was born in Boston Lying-In Hospital, Massachusetts, United States. He achieved a degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge and then began a PhD on artificial pattern recognition in the physics department at King's College London.

In 1990, he co-founded Eidos, a company specialising in video compression and non-linear editing systems, particularly for computers running the RISC OS operating system.[1][2][3]

He later sold and left Eidos, which had moved into the computer games market, and founded Forbidden Technologies plc,[1] whose main product is FORscene. He is currently the company's CEO.[4][5]

Streater is married to Victoria Jane (née Fantl) and has three daughters (Sophie, Juliette and Emily). He has a sister (Catherine) and a brother (Alexander). His hobbies include playing classical chamber and orchestral music,[2] Go, new technology, and making videos. Streater's father, Ray Streater, is a professor of mathematics at King's College London.

On 21 July 2011, Streater was honoured by the University of Bedfordshire with a Doctor of Science degree in recognition of "outstanding contribution to the development of computer technologies."


  1. ^ a b Jody Clarke (July 17, 2006). "My First Million: The techie who turned £4 into £4 million". MoneyWeek.
  2. ^ a b Claire Heald (November 22, 2006). "Feet up - at 24". BBC News. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "Abundance of riches at Eidos". The Independent. January 13, 1995. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  4. ^ Andrew Clark (July 25, 2000). "Forbidden's progress takes market cap to £188m". The Guardian. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  5. ^ Alistair Dawber (August 11, 2009). "Investment Column: Southern Cross's recovery is far too slow". The Independent. Retrieved January 21, 2010.

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