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Pindrop, Inc.

Pindrop creates indoor GPS and mapping technology for mobile devices.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Pindrop has created an indoor mapping suite that includes hardware for GPS replacement, and cloud services to manage maps, product locations, and data analytics. Our primary industry focus has centered around big box retail. Other industry verticals include warehousing/logistics, museums, sporting venues, hospitals, conference centers, hotels, casinos, and any other large facility that is difficult to navigate.


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    John Curlander
    President and CEO

    John has had a successful career as a scientist and entrepreneur. He led the data processing team at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in mapping the planet Venus. John went on to establish Vexcel Corporation. He led the company to develop satellite ground stations, 3D mapping software and aerial photographic cameras. Vexcel was bought by Microsoft. After a time as a General Manager at Microsoft, he joined Boulder Ventures as an EIR.

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    Sam Harrell
    Co-Founder and VP of Product Development

    Sam has been building precision location apps for 15 years. Sam’s development experience started in the marine construction industry where he built high-end 3D positioning and visualization systems for dredging, surveying, bridge building, fleet management, and hazardous waste cleanup. Sam also founded a development company that created 3D mapping applications for skiing and other outdoor activities. Sam met John as a developer at Microsoft.

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    Norwood Keel
    Co-Founder and VP BizDev

    Norwood is a business architect with an engineering background and a passion for transformational technology. He has over 20 years’ experience building hi-tech businesses, most recently at Microsoft where he was Director of Product & Partner Development for Microsoft R&D’s mobile shopping platform. He’s founded several successful startups, and has held senior level positions at Microsoft, Vexcel, Requisite Technology, and Raytheon.

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    Sean Clark
    Co-Founder and VP Operations

    Sean has over 17 years of experience in the IT industry and is responsible for managing the daily operations and growth of Pindrop’s internal and cloud-based software solutions. Sean has experience defining, implementing and operating enterprise IT transformation strategies for public and private enterprises in industries including Health Care, Transportation, Retail, Manufacturing and Financial Services.