About Us

FLICQ delivers better business outcomes by bringing algorithms and analytics to the edge of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks.

Company Overview

FLICQ is a Silicon Valley startup providing innovative edge computing solutions to the IIoT market. FLICQ's smart sensors and software enable enterprises to monitor assets, improve efficiency and reduce operating expenses.

Management Team

FLICQ is led by industry veterans who have designed and delivered large engineering projects and managed business units for multi-billion dollar enterprises.
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Karthik Rau

Karthik has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to founding FLICQ, Karthik held senior management positions at Atmel Corporation, a leading supplier of IoT processors and sensors.

Karthik Rau
Founder and CEO
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Alistair Swanson

Alistair has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas and mining industries. Alistair operated a business unit for Downer Mining prior to joining FLICQ.

Alistair Swanson
MD, FLICQ Asia-Pacific
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Roddy Urquhart

Roddy has a solid track record in the electronics industry. He has led large engineering and marketing teams and delivered several innovative products to market. Roddy holds a Ph.D. in Pattern Recognition.

Roddy Urquhart

Advisory Board

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Jane Cutler

With over 30 years experience in diverse Director, Executive and CEO roles, Jane demonstrates an exceptional track record of developing capable, effective businesses in highly visible sectors including resources and finance.

Jane Cutler
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Shane Johnson

Shane has a 20-year track record of engineering, operations, asset management and process optimization in the mining sector. Shane's skill-set includes integrated operations and productivity improvement.

Shane Johnson
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Nagesh Challa

An experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record in the semiconductor, software and telecommunication industries, Nagesh has brought several innovative products to market and holds 27 patents.

Nagesh Challa


Californian firm opens subsidiary in Aberdeen

October 12, 2018 / The Scotsman

FLICQ, a California-headquartered tech company, has launched a subsidiary in Aberdeen to expand its European growth.

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FLICQ appoints Nagesh Challa to its Advisory Board

October 4, 2018 / FLICQ News

FLICQ is proud to appoint Nagesh Challa to its Advisory Board.

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Vodafone and TNW announce winners of IoT Challenge

September 6, 2018 / Emerce

Ten start-ups have been declared winners of the IoT Challenge.

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FLICQ wins a share of the latest energy grant by the Australian government

May 3, 2018 / NERA

NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) has approved more than $1.8 million in new project funding.

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FLICQ welcomes Shane Johnson to its Advisory Board

April 8, 2018 / FLICQ News

FLICQ is delighted to announce that Shane Johnson has joined its advisory board.

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FLICQ sets up Advisory Board with appointment of Jane Cutler

March 26, 2018 / FLICQ News

It's my pleasure to welcome Jane Cutler to our newly established Advisory Board.

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FLICQ wins the Core Start award at the AOG 2018 conference

March 15, 2018 / CORE Innovation Hub

We're pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of the CORE Start program is FLICQ.

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FLICQ is an edge computing startup based in Silicon Valley with offices in Perth, Australia and Aberdeen, Scotland. Our wireless smart sensors provide the simplest way for companies to monitor their critical assets in real time.

75 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

+1 415 779 5735 (USA)
+61 405 611 734 (AUS)
+44 7531 587023 (UK)

  • CENSIS 5th Technology Summit / Glasgow, UK / 8 Nov, 2018
  • IDTechEx Show / Santa Clara, USA / 14-15 Nov, 2018
  • IoT Tech Expo / Santa Clara, USA / 28-29 Nov, 2018