Keith Teare

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Affiliation: Archimedes Ventures LLC
Country: UK


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Keith Teare founded Archimedes Ventures LLC in 2005 and currently works there. Archimedes Ventures invests in and advises technology companies. Since the early 1980s, he has founded and co-founded many companies in the UK as well as in the USA, and he holds dual citizenship for those two countries.

In February 2013, it was announced that Mr. Teare had become a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd., parent company of the Minds + Machines registry and applicant for 68 new TLDs for its own business, with another 24 submitted applications submitted for clients or through joint ventures.[1]

Past Work

CYBERIA, Cybercafe Ltd, which he co-founded in 1994, is said to be the world's first cybercafe. They franchsed it around the world, including in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Thailand, Japan, the Philippines, Scotland, London, Dublin, Rotterdam.[3]

RealNames was quite successful in its time, though it stopped operating in 2002; it was involved with Microsoft browsers, had numerous international agreements, and supported the development of the IDNs with Verisign.[4]

He was also on the board of directors for SnapNames and is currently an advisor of AboutUs.


He received his Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Political Science from Kent University in 1977 and went on to receive his Master's in Philosophy and Ph.D. in Sociology from the same university in 1981.[5]


In 2001 he was awarded the Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate for his visionary use of information technology. This was awarded in recognition for his work with RealNames.

He received the British Telecom Award for innovation in 1996 for CYBERIA Cafe.