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Grip® Innovations

Grip® designs sound systems that reduce costs for live events by eliminating 90% of the cables, helping users to start “sound check” sooner.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Networking and Equipment
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 3
  • Website gripav.com

Company Summary

Grip® designs extraordinary products for professional audiovisual users. We sell electronics, software, and support to sound companies, facility owners, and content providers who want faster setup, lower costs, and more control. Unlike PreSonus and Aviom, Grip uses decentralized collection and delivery of all media types. The ProAV industry is ripe for our unique products, so we are raising capital to enter the market with several products.

Team

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    David Saar
    CEO & Founder

    David’s 30-year career in technology companies such as Lucent, GTE, and Kutta Technologies consists of equal time in business and engineering. His credits include $460 MM of revenue, senior-level P&L responsibility, top awards for business impact and technical achievement, and an issued patent. David holds an MBA from Keller and a BSEE from CSU. His event production background equipped him to identify pain points in the audiovisual industry.

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    Frank Thomas
    CFO

    Frank had an illustrious career with Cummins Engine Company for 20 years before buying and running their southwest distributor for nine years. Frank has been a board member or advisor for numerous private firms and non-profit organizations, an angel investor, an Interim CFO for a computer design firm, and packaged and raised private equity. He holds an MBA-Finance and a BS – Economics from Western Michigan University.

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    Wes Morgan
    VP, Corporate Development

    Wes assists the company in formulating fundraising and business growth strategies. Wes has been involved in raising capital for several companies including Nike and, most recently, Veritest. He has taught entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School for International Management and received his Bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University.

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    Jim Hewell
    VP, R&D

    In his 32-year career Jim has been involved in hardware design, firmware development, and software application development. He has held technical leadership positions at several high tech companies, including Director of Development at SpectraSoft, Inc. He owns Hewell Consulting LLC, an engineering consulting firm. While at AGCS, he received the President’s Award and holds three patents. He holds a BSEE from Mississippi State University.

Advisors

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    Brian Burt, Snell & Wilmer
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    John Jones
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    David Saar
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    Jim Hewell
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    Dave Pierce
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