Marc van Hoof started in the internet industry straight from high school where his part-time job saw him developing virtual hosting systems for a local ISP. He also worked with Silicon Graphics and Ascend Communications to help build a cutting-edge internet provider network. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Mr van Hoof started the first Internet Data Center in Australia, built content networks across Asia, and pioneered some of the most prominent webcasts in the country. In 2001, he met Bill Tai and joined his data center design team at iAsiaWorks, building Data Center facilities and a pan-Asia transit network throughout Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Australia. He has also worked at Cisco as a product manager and is an advisor to several startup companies.