The Wearables Revolution
Eric Migicovsky (CEO/Founder of Pebble)
Eric Migicovsky is the founder and CEO of Pebble Technology, the company behind the Pebble watch, a smartwatch for iPhone and Android.
The first model of the smart watch was the InPulse model which was built while Migicovsky and his friends were still in university. In 2012, the team launched the most successful Kickstarter campaign to date which raised over $10M . ( Don't believe me ---> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android)
Sonny Vu (CEO/Founder of Misfit Wearables)
Sonny is the CEO of Misfit Wearables and is best known for designing highly wearable computing products, including the Shine, an elegant activity monitor (Red Dot & A’ Design Awards). Sonny was also the Founder and CEO of AgaMatrix, makers of the world’s first iPhone-connected hardware medical device (Red Dot & GOOD Design Awards).
Going from a two person start- up AgaMatrix is now shipping 15+ FDA-cleared medical device products, 1B+ biosensors, 3M+ glucose meters for diabetics. Worked at Microsoft Research on machine learning and linguistic technologies.
Moderator: Tim Chang (Managing Director of Mayfield Fund)
Tim Chang is a proven venture investor and experienced global executive, known for his thought leadership in Gamification, Quantified Self, and Behavioral/Social Science-led Design.
Not only has he been named to the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors, as one of CNET’s 12 Most Influential Tech Investors and as a Power Player West, and Digital Media and Mobile Power Player by Always On but he is an accomplished musician, and performs frequently with Punjabi hip-hop/funk outfit BlackMahal, tech exec band Coverflow, and live-EDM act Rainbow Party..
Tim’s investments include OUYA, Moat, Zirtual, Basis, BranchOut, HealthTap, Syntertainment, FitMob, 3D Robotics, PCH International, Badgeville and Lumos Labs , social gaming Ngmoco (acquired by DeNA) and Playdom (acquired by Disney), Iridigm Display Corporation (acquired by Qualcomm).