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GeoOptics Inc.

We produce vital NASA-developed weather/climate data that improve forecasts far more than any other data type at <10% the cost. Projected IRR >40% over 10 yrs.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2006
  • Employees 8
  • Website geooptics.com

Company Summary

GeoOptics was founded to commercialize environmental data from space. Our founders are pioneers in space technology and originated the GPS Radio Occultation (GPS-RO) technique, used daily in more than 80 countries. GPS-RO makes critical measurements of the atmosphere with unrivaled accuracy and forecast impact at a breakthrough cost. It is a top requirement for the US gov and agencies around the world. All are now seeking commercial RO suppliers.

Team

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    Russell Packer
    Chief Financial Officer

    Former CFO of Geometric Results Incorporated, a Ford Motor Co. business and technology services subsidiary. During his eight-year tenure, GRI revenue increased from $3 million per month to over $800 million per year. Previously spent five years as a financial executive with Coca-Cola, including work on the IPO of Coca-Cola Enterprises. Post-GRI, Mr. Packer spent ten years in investment banking with Shoreline Partners and the Delphos Group.

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    Thomas Yunck
    President & Chief Technical Officer

    Long-time NASA manager and researcher, pioneered the use of GPS for civil and scientific applications; past chairman of the Foundation for Earth Science; inductee into the Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame. In 1988 Yunck wrote the first proposal for exploiting GPS signals to sound the Earth’s atmosphere for weather and climate applications. Since then he has been involved in every aspect of its development and validation.

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    Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher
    Director

    Retired Vice Admiral in the U.S. Navy; Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations in charge of programs and budget; Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere; eighth Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2001-08. Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy; M.S. and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Harvard University.

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    Glenn Schafer
    Director

    Currently Chairman of Janus Capital Group; former Executive VP and CFO of E.F. Hutton; later joined Pacific Life as VP of corporate finance; named CFO at Pacific Life in 1987 and President in 1995. Appointed Vice Chairman of Pacific Life 2005. During his last decade at Pacific Life, he oversaw their securities, institutional products, annuities, real estate, mutual funds divs, and broker dealer network, as well as treasury, finance and admin.

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    Gen. Wesley Clark
    Director

    Chairman, Rodman & Renshaw, 11th largest investment bank in US; co-chairman of Growth Energy, a renewable energy advocacy group; Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 1997-2000, during the Bosnian conflict; former special assistant to Supreme Allied Commander Alexander Haig; graduated 1st in his class at West Point; won Rhodes Scholarship to University of Oxford; awarded the silver star for valor in Viet Nam and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Advisors

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    Bill McDonald, Thompson & Knight LLP
    Lawyer
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    Kingsbury Accociates
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Millennium Engineering and Integration
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    100 individual investors
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