co-founder & ceo
Prior to Light, Dave was CEO of Vlingo, the first natural language speech recognition service for mobile phones. Vlingo provided speech recognition for the first Siri app and powered Samsung's S-Voice product. Nuance Communications acquired Vlingo in 2012. He previously held leadership roles at Nokia, Sprint PCS, and Geoworks. He began his career in the US Marine Corps and holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
co-founder & cto
Rajiv previously founded and served as CTO of Flarion Technologies, which developed the base technology for LTE. Flarion was acquired by Qualcomm in 2006. Prior to Flarion, Rajiv held R&D leadership roles in Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. Rajiv holds a Ph.D. and Master's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, all in electrical engineering. He is recipient of the 2013 IEEE Industrial Innovation Award.
svp design & manufacturing
Harpuneet was previously CTO at DigitalOptics Corporation and SVP at Flextronics International. At Flextronics, Singh launched the camera module business, helping propel the company to a $1B revenue run rate. He has a broad array of experience as an executive managing design, advanced packaging, industrialization and manufacturing of opto-electrical-mechanical sub-systems. He holds a degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Panjab University.
Bradley is a veteran of ABC and Disney, and has spent time at Bonobos and Zuckerberg Media. He previously co-founded Rexly. At Disney, Lautenbach created digital media and mobile consumer products, including interactive work for Walt Disney Imagineering and content development for Media Networks (ABC). More recently he has been focused on brand development. He holds a BFA in Film and Television Production from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
vp software engineering
Prior to joining Light, Prashant was VP of Applications & Services at DTS, Inc. There he spearheaded the launch of Headphone:X, an end-to-end consumer audio solution used by prominent artists such as Soundgarden and Hans Zimmer as well as leading CE manufacturers. He has previously held R&D leadership roles at Motorola. Prashant holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Product Development both from Northwestern University.
vp computational imaging
Kari has led research teams at NVIDIA Research (Senior Director) and at Nokia Research (6th Nokia Fellow) on Computational Photography, Computer Vision, and Augmented Reality. He headed Nokia's graphics technology, and contributed to many Khronos and JCP mobile graphics and media standards. Kari holds CS degrees from Univ. Minnesota (B.Sc.), Univ. Oulu (M.Sc., Lic.Tech.), Univ. Washington (PhD); and an MBA from Univ. Oulu. He has taught and worked as a researcher at Stanford, Univ. Oulu, and MIT.
board member & investor
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is executive chairman of Qualcomm Incorporated, where he is responsible for helping guide the development of new technologies and Qualcomm's long-term opportunities. Jacobs has been a leader in the field of mobile communications for more than 25 years and is a key architect of Qualcomm's strategic vision.
Sanjay is the GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO and former Motorola Mobility Chairman and CEO. Prior to Motorola, Jha served as Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm and President of Qualcomm CDMA technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Electronics engineering from the University of Strathclyde.
Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) invests in early-stage, hyper-growth startups, partnering closely with entrepreneurs to build durable businesses. BVP is a global firm with offices in Menlo Park, Cambridge, New York, Mumbai, Bangalore, Herzliya and Sao Paolo. With $4 billion under management, BVP invests anywhere from $100,000 to $75 million in innovative companies like LinkedIn, Yelp, Skype, CornerstoneOnDemand, Pinterest, Box and Twilio. Over 100 BVP companies have gone public.
Founded in 1970, CRV has been a leading investor in early-stage technology companies for more than forty years. CRV's partners, all of whom are experienced entrepreneurs and operators, are focused on helping to build world-changing companies that create tremendous value. CRV has recently led early investments in some of the biggest consumer and enterprise tech companies including Twitter, Yammer, Zendesk, and more. CRV has offices in Cambridge, Mass. and Menlo Park, Calif.