Richard Hoptroff

Richard Hoptroff is a long-time technology inventor, investor, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Hoptroff London, a timing synchronization service provider. Dr. Hoptroff has leveraged his expertise in timing technology and software to develop a hyperaccurate, synchronized timestamping solution for the financial services sector, based on a unique combination of grandmaster atomic clock engineering and proprietary software. In 2013, he established a new commercial category when he brought to market the first commercial atomic timepiece and atomic wristwatch. Dr. Hoptroff is also the cofounder of Right Information Systems, a neural net forecasting software company eventually sold to Cognos, and founder of Flexipanel Ltd., a company supplying Bluetooth modules to the electronics industry. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at Oxford University, UK. Dr. Hoptroff holds a PhD in physics (optical computing and artificial intelligence) from King’s College at the University of London, UK. He can be reached at