How fabled research lab SRI invents the future, one startup at a time


Nick Triantos was on a mission to find a job where he could help build the next big thing. This ultimately drew him to SRI, where he currently serves as managing director of the non-profit research firm’s venture arm. SRI has a storied past in technology, having created everything from liquid crystal displays (LCD) to eye-tracking technology, the mouse, ARPANET (the predecessor to the modern-day Internet), the digital fax machine, 9-1-1, virtual private networks, natural language speech recognition, and Siri.