Past/Current Startups

Caltech has been extremely active in the formation of technology start-up companies wholly or partly based on technology developed at Caltech and JPL. Caltech has received equity in more than 80 companies since OTT was founded in 1995.

 

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Active Spectrum
Location
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Website
Foster City, CA, USA
Christopher White
2007
http://www.activespectrum.com
Startup Photo
Advanced Spectroscopy Techniques
Adaptive Computation
Location
C.E.O.
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Website
Glendora, CA, USA
Tuan Duong
Tuan Duong
2011
http://adaptivecomputation.com
Startup Photo
Combination hardware and software based facial recognition, image based search engine and intelligent video under real world environment
Alerion
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Thomas Meade
1997
MRI Contrast Agents
Allozyne
Location
C.E.O.
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Website
Seattle, WA, USA
Meenu Chhabra
David Tirrell and William Goddard
2006
http://www.allozyne.com
Startup Photo
Engineered proteins containing non-natural amino acids for therapeutic, diagnostic or research applications
Alta Devices
Location
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Website
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Harry Atwater
2008
https://www.altadevices.com
Startup Photo
Analytical Pixels (APIX)
Location
C.E.O.
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Website
Grenoble, France
Jean-Pierre Braun
Michael Roukes
2012
http://apixtechnology.com/
Startup Photo
Nano-sensor based gas analysis
Aonex
Current Status
Location
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Acquired by Amberwave in 2008
Pasadena, CA, USA
Harry Atwater
2004
Semiconductor Wafer Layer Transfer Technology
Arges Imaging
Current Status
Location
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Acquired by Sirona
Pasadena, CA, USA
Mory Gharib
2008
Dental Profilometry (Scanning for Crown Molds)
Arithmos
Current Status
Location
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Acquired by ST Microelectronics
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Carver Mead and Amnon Yariv
1995
Driver and signal processing chips for flat panel displays incorporating graphic subsystem, signal processing, and interface functions for LCD panel
Arizona Microsystems
Current Status
Location
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Acquired
Tucson, AZ, USA
Seth Marder and Joseph Perry
2001
Optical & Polymer Technologies
Arroyo Sciences
Location
C.E.O.
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Pasadena, CA, USA
Carl Kukkonen
Sandeep Gulati
2003
U-Hunter and MUDDS Software
Aurora Biosciences
Current Status
Location
Faculty Member
Year Formed
IPO in 1997
San Diego, CA, USA
Melvin Simon
1995
Screening for the identification of drug or agrochemical development candidates
Axiom Microdevices
Current Status
Location
Faculty Member
Year Formed
Acquired by Skyworks
Irvine, CA, USA
Ali Hajimiri
2002
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