Richard Hendriks

Richard Hendriks

San Francisco, California, US


Richard hails from Tulsa. He has earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Stanford. (Go Sooners and Cardinals!) Before starting Pied Piper, he worked for Hooli as a part time software developer. While his work focuses on applied information theory, mostly optimizing lossless compression schema of both the length-limited and adaptive variants, his non-work interests range widely, everything from quantum computing to chaos theory. He could tell you about it, but THAT would NOT be a “length-limited” conversation!

Work Experience

  • CEO/President, Pied Piper

    Dec 2013 - Dec 2014 11 months

    Pied Piper is a multi-platform technology based on a proprietary universal compression algorithm that has consistently fielded high Weisman Scores™ that are not merely competitive, but approach the theoretical limit of lossless compression.

    • Build an algorithm for artist to detect if their music was violating copy right infringement laws
    • Successfully won Techcrunch Disrupt
    • Optimized an algorithm that holds the current world record for Weisman Scores


  • Web Development (master): HTML CSS Javascript
  • Compression (master): Mpeg MP4 GIF


  • Information Technology, Bachelor,  University of Oklahoma

    Jun 2011 - Jan 2014

    DB1101 - Basic SQL CS2011 - Java Introduction


  • Digital Compression Pioneer Award,  Techcrunch

    Awarded on: Nov 2014

    There is no spoon.

Volunteer Work

  • Teacher,  CoderDojo

    Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

    Global movement of free coding clubs for young people.

    • Awarded 'Teacher of the Month'



  • Wildlife

    Ferrets Unicorns


  • Erlich Bachman

    It is my pleasure to recommend Richard, his performance working as a consultant for Main St. Company proved that he will be a valuable addition to any company.


English (Native speaker)