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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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
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Koushik Ragavan

Koushik leads FLICQ's data science activities. Prior to joining FLICQ, Koushik led a data science team at Applied Materials and has delivered several software projects during the course of his 15 year career.

Koushik Ragavan
Software Director
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Venky Rajagopal

Venky has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and software industries. He has managed key engineering projects for Atmel and Micron and most recently for Amazon.

Venky Rajagopal
Firmware Director

Advisory Board

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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

Latest News

FLICQ teams up with RGU to boost wind turbine efficiency

August 22, 2019 / Energy Voice

“A cutting-edge technology firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, has teamed up with a Scottish university for a project aimed at boosting the output from wind farms.

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Smart sensors and novel nanomaterials draw crowds in Berlin

April 14, 2019 / Physics World

“Smart” sensors that help prevent repetitive strain injuries and diagnose faults in remote equipment. Silicon nanomaterials that squeeze 40% more energy into batteries.

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Safeguarding Internet Against Cyber Resilience

April 12, 2019 / Accenture

As Information Technologies and Operational Technologies (IT/OT) converge, the reach of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is moving further into physical environments where the demand is most needed (which can also be broadly defined as the “edge”).

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Reduce Operating Expenditure Through Internet of Things

April 4, 2019 / Offshore Support Journal

IoT technology is being deployed on new vessels to remotely monitor performance and the condition of machinery. An example of this innovative approach to efficiency can be found in Damen Shipyards’ work with US-based Flicq.

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IDTechEx Announces Winners of LaunchPad, New Technologies Initiative

March 13, 2019 / AI Research

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 20 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show!. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.

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FLICQ and Ioetec Cooperate in Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

February 22, 2019 / EE Journal

Flicq Inc. an innovator in IIoT solutions and Ioetec Ltd, an Internet security company announced today that they are cooperating on providing end-to-end security from the edge to the cloud.

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FLICQ Wins the Australian Government Innovation Award

February 20, 2019 / Australian Government

Ten innovative Australian businesses will today share in $200,000 of funding to overcome barriers to commercialisation and take their technology to the next level.

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Smart Sensor Mapping Breaks New Ground in Maritime Technology

February 7, 2019 / Marine Link

Flicq Inc. an innovator in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions has announced that it has cooperated with Damen Shipyards in remote monitoring.

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Damen Shipyards and Flicq collaborate on maritime monitoring technology

February 1, 2019 / Damen Magazine

From a ship owner’s point of view, the benefits of remote monitoring can be divided into two main areas: increasing efficiency and increasing income.

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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)