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Redfish Instruments

We design and manufacture iPhone & iPad enabled electronic test instrumentation utilizing the many features of iOS to share & store data.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Location Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA, Redfish Instruments, Inc. is an early stage company engaged in design, manufacture, and sales of iOS enabled electronic test instrumentation. The companies first product, the iDVM, is an award winning (Test and Measurement World's 2012 "Best in Test" award & Engineering Design News 2011 "Hot 100" award) iOS enabled multimeter aimed at the $500M handheld meter market.


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    Patrick O'Hara
    President & CEO

    As President and CEO of Ambios Technology, Inc., Patrick and his colleagues successfully built a world-class scientific instrument company focused on surface measurement. The company was recognized by Frost & Sullivan as an entrepreneurial company of the year in 2008. In 2009 INC magazine listed Ambios Technology, Inc. among the fastest growing companies in North America. Patrick negotiated the sale of the company to KLA-Tencor Corp. in 2010.

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    Qiwei (Alan) Xiao

    Alan worked at Lucent in the development of revolutionary, high speed cellular networking system for eight years and was instrumental in the development of networking protocols for high speed mobile platforms. Most recently as CTO of Handheld Scientific, Alan has focused on enabling networked functionality on mobile devices. Alan received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University.

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    Steve Mangelsen

    Steve has over 25 years of senior executive and financial management experience as a CFO. His strategic planning methods and cash management strategies transformed a struggling $3 million manufacturing company into a $70 million world leader in non-contact temperature measurement equipment. Steve received his MBA from Columbia University.

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    David Lavo
    Vice President

    While at Hewlett-Packard, David developed and tested diagnostic tools for Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI Designs. His experience at HP provided great insight into electronic instrument design and development. Recently David's efforts are focused on mobile application development for enabling control of electrical test and measurement systems. David received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Cruz.


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    Carr & Ferrell - Palo Alto
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    Sensiba San Filippo - San Jose

Previous Investors

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    Patrick O'Hara