Silixa was co-founded by executive director Mahmoud Farhadiroushan, chief technology officer Tom Parker and chief scientist Sergey Shatalin in 2007. The company has developed and manufactures distributed fibre optic sensing-based acoustic, temperature and strain sensing technologies and solutions. The systems are deployed worldwide, across the energy, infrastructure, mining and environmental sectors. For example, Silixa’s products have been used to monitor a CO2 storage reservoir in Australia, and subsea wells in the Gulf of Mexico. The company has raised over £25m in funding, and its current investors are Lime Rock Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures, and Equinor Ventures.