Thalmic Labs

Creating the future of human-computer interaction.

HEADQUARTER Waterloo, Canada

COMPANY SIZE Between 100 and 250

# OF ENGINEERS Between 50 and 100

FUNDING $25M - $50M

TAGS Wearables, Hardware + Software, Hardware, HCI, Science, Sensors, Consumer Electronics, Software, R&D, YC Winter 2013

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

Our mission is to give people superpowers by thoughtfully merging humans and technology.

We build hardware-software devices at the intersection of humans and computers. Our first product, the Myo Armband, is a new type of computer interface based on reading muscle activity to detect hand gestures and movements.

Technical challenges

1) Hardware design with extreme constraints on space/thermal/power/etc.
2) Machine learning challenges
3) Design of user interfaces for completely new applications of computing
4) Countless low-level physics, sensor design, system design, etc. challenges.

Why join us?

1) We work on some of the most challenging problems at the intersection of humans and computers.
2) We're a highly multi-disciplinary team that spans software engineering, physicists, HCI researchers, hardware engineering, manufacturing, supply chain design, etc. We live at the intersection of science and engineering: take ideas from concept through research right to product development.
3) We have a huge vision for the future of computing and some of the best people in the world in their respective fields already on the team and working towards it.

Our press coverage

http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-startups/thalmic-labs-stephen-lake-all-star-startup-prepares-for-big-test
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/news/the-10-breakthrough-products-of-2013#slide-1
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/08/30/technology/startups-explorer.html?_r=3&
http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-04-04/innovator-stephen-lakes-muscle-reading-remote-control

Our Founders

Stephen Lake

Co-founder & CEO    

Aaron Grant

Co-founder & CTO, Software    

Matthew Bailey

Co-founder & CTO, Hardware  

Our tech stack

  • Machine Learning
  • C
  • Docker
  • Android/Java
  • Node.js
  • Qt
  • Hardware
  • C++
  • iOS/Swift
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Amazon AWS
  • Python

Our investors

  • Spark Capital
  • Intel Capital
  • Formation | 8
  • First Round Capital
  • Paul Graham
  • Sam Altman
  • Marc Benioff
  • Garry Tan
  • Geoff Ralston
  • Daniel Debow