Richard Ling

CTO, SmartEar a dozen companies. Mr. Ling founded three technology start-up companies in data-driven ad targeting (ImpulseBuy Networks), mobile/cloud transcoding (AlterEgo) and e-mail search (MetaLincs) that were all acquired by large public companies (Inktomi (INKT), Macromedia (MACR) and Seagate (STX), respectively). These companies raised over $50M in venture capital funding from top-tier venture funds, corporate and angel investors including Mayfield Fund, Softbank, Canaan Partners, …

Dean Gardner

Executive Chairman, Co-founder, SmartEar Mr. Gardner has over 20 years of investing in and building technology companies as a founder, CEO and venture capitalist. Mr. Gardner is a Partner at Crossover Capital where he invests in and advises technology companies with a focus on cross-border capital and expansion. Crossover was the first investor in SmartEar. Mr. Gardner was a Venture …

Kinuko Masaki, PhD

CEO & Co-founder, SmartEar Dr. Masaki has 20 years of experience in the field of hearing and holds a Bachelor and Masters in EECS from MIT, a PhD in biomedical engineering from Harvard/MIT, and a Post-PhD from Stanford Medical School in stem cell engineering.  Dr. Masaki has taught and lectured at MIT, Stanford and numerous conferences about hearing and hearing technologies. …