Blackfire Research Founder, Ravi Rajapakse, Talks at Web Summit

Blackfire Research Founder, Ravi Rajapakse, Talks at Web Summit


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 7, 2016 – Blackfire Research, the leading developer of wireless technology for media entertainment consumer products, is partnering with Arabian Prince, founding member of the legendary rap group NWA and veteran technology entrepreneur, to discuss innovations in entertainment technology at Web Summit 2016.


Taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from November 7-10, 2016, Web Summit 2016 is the largest technology conference in Europe with 50,000 attendees and more than 7,000 international CEOs. During the conference, a music panel session entitled “Innovate or Die featuring Ravi Rajapakse and Arabian Prince” will take place on November 10, 2016, 14:40-15:00pm GMT, and will stream live worldwide on social media at


Ravi Rajapakse, the founder and CEO of Blackfire Research, has has been a Silicon Valley entrepreneur for over 20 years at a series of successful companies specializing in wireless technologies. He has a background in engineering and over 30 Patents. He has also been building music systems from a young age and is an avid music enthusiast. Since NWA, Arabian Prince has been entrenched in technology ventures from developing a successful 3D animation and special effects studio, to most recently launching a technology incubator and innovation center in Silicon Beach called Inov8 Next.


“As the entertainment spectrum continues to evolve, from content and platforms, to delivery and consumption, seamless user experiences have become essential,” says Ravi Rajapakse. “Over the past decade, Blackfire Research has played a key role in helping to radically improve the quality, reliability and performance of wireless technologies so they can deliver that seamless, whole home entertainment experience users will expect. It is exciting to look ahead to what innovations this will enable over the next decade.”


“Just in the past few years, we’ve seen an accelerated growth in entertainment technology on both the audio and video front,” says Arabian Prince, founder of Inov8 Next. “Between music, television, film, gaming, virtual reality and so on, the opportunities are endless when it comes to advancements in technology for the broad media entertainment landscape.”


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About Blackfire Research

Founded in 2006, Blackfire Research ( develops wireless software technology and hardware solutions for high-performance, wireless home entertainment systems. Blackfire Research is built on patented Internet Protocol technologies designed to wirelessly stream media to multiple devices simultaneously over standard Wi-Fi. Through partnerships with global, industry leaders, Blackfire creates products that allow movie, TV, and music lovers to wirelessly create the home entertainment experience they desire.


About Inov8 Next

Inov8 Next ( is a product innovation incubator and technology center based in Los Angeles, California. The brainchild of founder Arabian Prince, Inov8 Next empowers the brightest inventors by leveraging the power of industry experience, strategic resources and advanced mentorship. Inov8 Next is on a mission to build the next generation of technology inventors, innovations and products, transforming ideas and concepts into tangible solutions. Underwritten by the world’s largest technology products distributor Ingram Micro, Inov8 Next is supported and aligned with a broad network of industry partners including Blackfire Research.

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