Ross Melbourne is a life long innovator, an entrepreneur and patent holder. He has lived and worked in the US for 30 years but grew up in England making stuff for fun. He graduated from North Hertfordshire College of Further Education in the UK with an ONC in Business Studies. As a programmer he has written software for almost every type of computer from mainframes to iPhones. Ross developed the world's first fully automatic organization charting software. He then co-founded Aquire, an enterprise software company with his wife of 25 years Lois Melbourne. Ross is a proven business executive and technology leader using what he calls 'family-first ethics’. After the sale of their software company, Ross and Lois were able to retire in their 40’s.
Ross is currently a Member of the Board for Mowbot (aka Robin Autopilot™), a first-of-its-kind, SaaS platform to help landscapers transition to autonomous robot mowing.
Ross co-authored with Lois Melbourne a new science fiction novel titled Moral Code. The book imagines a world where an ethical AI character merges with tiny robot nanites determined to help children in need.
Ross Melbourne is also an angel investor. He is a partner at Melbourne Investments, which makes angel investments and mentors startup companies.