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Delivering electric power and data where it’s needed, when it’s needed, safely and reliably. Sensors, telecom, laptops, and more!

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2010
  • Employees 4
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Company Summary

LaserMotive is a development stage company with a proven track record of delivering wireless power safely over long distance (3,000 + feet). LaserMotive's patented approach uses a direct optical link to transfer power from a transmitter to a targeted photovoltaic receiver to charge and power devices. LM also enables high bandwidth optical data within the same optical path. LM originated from winning a power beam competition sponsored by NASA.


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    Tom was a project scientist at Intellectual Ventures Labs, a multidisciplinary R&D laboratory in Bellevue, WA. He also served as Research Director for LiftPort Inc. Tom has worked on rocket engine development & testing through the MIT Rocket Team, and advanced fusion propulsion research at the Jet Propulsion Lab. He holds a B.S. in Physics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.

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    Jordin Kare
    Chief Scientist

    Jordin is a physicist, aerospace engineer, and top expert on laser power beaming. At Lawrence Livermore National Lab, he was project leader for Mockingbird, and mission planner/science liaison for the Clementine lunar mission. He consulted to the aerospace industry, working on remote sensing, space systems, & energy tech. He holds 2 undergrad degrees, in Electrical Engineering & Physics, from MIT, and a Ph.D in Astrophysics from U.Cal. Berkeley.

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    David Bashford
    VP Operations

    Dave is an applied technology developer, electromechanical designer, and prototyping specialist with 30+ years experience. He was Technical Associate in R&D at Philips Oral Healthcare, managing the Innovation & Development lab and provided prototyping & failure analysis during the development of Sonicare’s Flexcare. He handled lab management, electromechanical & computer design, and product development at Coinstar from start-up through IPO.

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    Phil Sabin

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    Board Chairman

    Seasoned executive with CEO & Board experience in public & private companies as well as startups, including PowerIt Solutions, Frigoscandia, Altero AB, NordFinance, CRH International, and more.

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    Business Development & Sales

    Seasoned executive with CEO, Business Development, and Finance experience for private companies and startups including Eoscene, Global Relief Technologies, and Nitecast.


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    Tolis Dimopoulos, Sophos Law
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    PJ Sugamura

Previous Investors

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    12 founders (team members)
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    Space Angels Network member