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Sign UP

SignUP aims at breaking the communication barrier between deaf people and the rest of the world through Sign Language translation.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2013
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Sign UP builds a gesture-based sign language translator that enables any deaf or hard-of-hearing person to have one-to-one communications with hearing people. With no affordable choice other than paper in their professional and personal life, Sign UP's device alleviate their daily communication frustrations and releases their professional capabilities.


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    Thibault Duchemin

    Raised as the only hearing child of a deaf family, Thibault is deeply aware of the communication needs of millions of deaf people. He leads the vision of the company and develops the bonds with the deaf community. Thanks to his fluency in sign language and his background in innovation, engineering and data science, he is also developing the language processing software behind Sign UP.

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    Achal Pandey

    With two years of professional experience as a software engineer and a master in Quantum Physics, Achal's passion is to solve the big challenges of our time. He is using his flexibility and technical experience to move forward Sign UP technology.

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    Justin Nicolai Harnoss

    Graduating from Haas Business School and a former employee of McKinsey&Cie, specialized in online retail and technology innovation in Germany, Justin is the mind behind Sign UP revenue model. His natural analytical approach helps him to build insightful relationship with partners and deaf community.

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    Pieter Doevendans

    Pieter is graduating from Eindhoven University of Technology in Civil and Mechanical Engineering. He would move earth and mountains, talk to hundred of customers and bike around to make things that passionate him possible. Always smiling and ready for new adventures, he's energizing the room after long hours of brainstorming.