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f/11 Optics Inc.

Liquid Iris enables smartphone cameras to take brighter, sharper photos and video by harnessing the power of physics and chemistry.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Computers and Peripherals
  • Location San Jose, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

F/11 Optics solves the most significant problem in mobile imaging today; Low light performance. F/11 is a spin-out of PPG Industries (PPG NYSE) that has developed a unique technology, Liquid Iris, to provide natural, iris-like focusing and light control for smart phones cameras. Successful demos of early protos have led to significant tier one handset customer traction. The company can demonstrate tangible customer demand for next gen devices.


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    Richard Egan
    Founder and CEO

    Experienced startup company CEO. Broad experience in mobile consumer electronics, imaging, networking and storage. Successful exits at previous startups generated $454M in shareholder value.

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    Peter Foller
    Founder and CTO

    Experienced entrepreneurial technology executive with deep experience in optics and electrochemistry. As Director of R&D for PPG's optical and chemical business, Foller managed the technical team responsible for Transitions Optical.


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    Carr and Ferrell
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    FLG Partners

Previous Investors

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    PPG Industries (NYSE)