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Arborlight manufactures the world's first Daylight Emulation® lighting system, bringing daylight to spaces never thought possible.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Plymouth, MI, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Arborlight manufactures & markets the world's first Daylight Emulation® system. We all crave natural light and our wellness depends on it. Yet, we've been unable to bring daylight to many areas of the built environment. Until now. Our products are tunable to any geo-location, mimic the sun as it moves from east to west, and by replicating the effects of the sun on circadian rhythms, create healthier & more productive environments for people.


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    Dr. Max Shtein
    Advisor & Founder

    PhD, Chemical Engineering - Princeton
    Expert in deposition of organic semiconductor thin films and devices.

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    P.C. Ku
    Advisor & Founder

    PhD, Electrical Engineering - UC Berkeley
    Expert in semiconductor optoelectronic devices and materials.

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    Founder & Consultant

    Jon brings experience as CTO, Covalent Solar, an MIT spin-out recognized for innovation in solar concentrator technology. He is an expert in opto-electronic systems and holds a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT. With broad engineering and business skills, Jon provided leadership in the areas of product development and IP strategy and continues to consult with Arborlight on critical product, market, competitive and IP matters.

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    Board Director & Consultant

    Keith has 40 years of industry experience, including executive roles at Future Electronics, GE and Iwasaki. He was also responsible for the successful restructuring and sale of Luminus Devices. Keith is providing a leadership role in developing and implementing Arborlight's Go Forward Plan. In addition, he is presently working on behalf of several large lighting concerns to identify and acquire differentiating technologies.

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    Board Director

    Darren manages one of metro Detroit’s largest commercial real estate portfolios, Stuart Frankel Development, and is an early stage investor in Arborlight. As an active board member, Darren holds a critical role in Arborlight's turnaround; providing strategic input into the development of our Go Forward Plan, recruiting industry leadership for our board as well as providing industry insights and customer introductions.

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    Board Director & Consultant

    Kathy is an early stage investor and active board member. As founder of a highly successful marketing agency, she provided guidance for Arborlight's development of its branding, messaging & digital marketing strategies. Recently, Kathy has provided leadership during Arborlight's turnaround efforts which have resulted in recruiting an industry expert board member, developing Arborlight's Go Forward Plan, exit strategy and revised business model.

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    Adam brings extensive operational start-up experience in program management, product development, supply chain & operations, including Accuri Cytometers & BD. He also brings experience in large scale supply chain management from his work with a Tier 1 automotive supplier. During the turnaround, Adam has organized and updated documentation for current products, explored cost saving options for BOM & supply chain, and leads day-to-day operations.

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    Operations & Customer Support

    Stella brings experience in operations & start-up funding. She began her career as a Venture For America Fellow with Invest Detroit, focusing on due diligence & portfolio management for the First Step Fund. She acted as Operations Manager for a high-growth furniture startup & has consulted on operations projects for early-stage cos. Stella supports Arborlight operations - enhancing internal processes & maintaining positive customer relationships.


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