About us

Lightform is a VC-backed computer vision and hardware startup. Our mission is to create simple, powerful tools that connect the real and digital worlds. We’re combining years of experience in computer vision, augmented reality, and hardware design to create the world’s first computer for projected AR.

Past work

IllumiRoom — Microsoft Research
Aireal — Disney Research
Box — Bot & Dolly


Previously Disney Imagineering, Microsoft Research and EA. Lead researcher on IllumiRoom and RoomAlive.
Brett Jones
CEO & Founder
Ph.D. in HCI from UIUC. Previously Disney Research, Microsoft Research, and Disney Imagineering. Built experiences like Aireal and RoomAlive.
Raj Sodhi
CSO & Founder
Ph.D. in Computer Vision from UIUC. Previously Adobe and Microsoft Research. Responsible for 3D Photo Magic and many vision and graphics papers.
Kevin Karsch
CTO & Founder
MS from UIUC. Previously HP and Oracle. Pioneer of drinking in mixed reality.
Pulkit Budhiraja
AR Software Engineer
Previously Google, IDEO, Obscura, and Bot & Dolly. Designed lighting and projection software behind Box. Former life as an EDM roadie.
Phil Reyneri
Design Director
MS in Product Development Engineering from USC. Previously Medtronic and DAQRI. Helped build the DAQRI Smart Helmet and Glasses.
Douglas Rieck
Director of Hardware
Previously Imgur and Versal. Rides bikes fast up hills. Makes games and graphics.
Ryan Jones
Graphics Software Engineer

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