Jacobs, Jha invest in computational photo startup
Dave Grannan (CEO) and Rajiv Laroia (CTO) founded the company as Tinz Optics Inc. in 2013. However the company has either officially changed its name or remains as Tinz and is trading as Light Co. The website www.tinz.com redirects to www.light.co.
The company describes itself as "a team of creative technologists on a mission to reimagine the art and science of photography."
Prior to forming Tinz/Light Grannan was CEO of Vlingo Inc., which provided a natural language speech recognition service for mobile phones. Vlingo provided speech recognition for Apple’s Siri and for Samsung’s S-Voice product, according to Light Co. Nuance Communications Inc. acquired Vlingo in 2012.
Laroia previously founded and served as CTO of Flarion Technologies, which developed the base technology for LTE. Qualcomm acquired Flarion in 2006.
The company has recruited Harpuneet Singh as senior vice president of design and manufacturing and Bradley Lautenbach, as vice president of marketing. Singh has worked at DigitalOptics Corp. and Flextronics International and Lautenbach is a veteran of ABC and Disney.
Jacobs joins Light’s Board of Directors, alongside Grannan, Laroia, BVP’s Bob Goodman and CRV’s Bruce Sachs.
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