A little agitation can go a long way…

– Steve O’Hear

I’m a technology executive, currently VP of Strategy at Zapp. Prior to that, I spent over 15 years as a technology and business journalist, including 10+ years reporting for TechCrunch, covering European startups and venture capital.

I also write and produce music. My debut album, In Between Floors, was released in 2020 (under the moniker Otis ‘Max’ Load).

I occasionally design music hardware, too. My first commercial hardware product is ‘VCO’s Little Helper,’ a Eurorack synthesiser module released in 2021 in partnership with Siam Modular.

I originally trained as a filmmaker and wrote and directed a documentary on Silicon Valley, released in 2006, called In Search of the Valley.