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Mezmeriz, Inc.

Interactive gesture, 3D mapping, and pico-projector module for mobile electronics based on patented MEMS technology from Cornell

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Location Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2006
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Mezmeriz has developed a unique MEMS module which can be embedded into smartphones and mobile electronics to enable reality capture, gesture UI, 3D depth photography, and interactive projection.


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    Brad Treat

    Brad was the founding CEO of SightSpeed, which profitably sold for $30 MM to Logitech. He was recently the Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell and has a combined 20 years manufacturing and management experience. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from NC State and a MBA from Cornell.

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    Shahyaan Desai

    Shahyaan is the inventor of Mezmeriz’s technology and successful entrepreneur who sold his third business for $250,000 while still a teenager. Shahyaan worked 4 years at immersive display firm Fakespace. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Materials Science from Cornell.

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    Greg Galvin
    Executive Chairman

    Dr. Galvin founded Kionix in 1993 from MEMS technology pioneered at Cornell. In 2000, Kionix was acquired for its optical switching technology by Calient. A new Kionix was spun out to pursue inertial sensor, microfluidics, and data storage markets. As CEO, he advanced the company to a $233M acquisition by Rohm in 2009. He remains as CEO today. Greg has a BS Electrical Eng from Cal Tech, and a PhD in Materials Science and MBA from Cornell.


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    Choate Hall Stewart
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    Sprague & Janowsky

Previous Investors

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    Cayuga Venture Fund, Seed Capital Fund of Central New York,
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    Rand Capital, Excell Partners, Onondaga Venture Fund,
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    Advantage Capital, Angels, Founders, Employees