It’s hard to imagine, but a little over a century ago, electrical devices had to be handwired to the power source. Forget about the inconvenience factor—it was plain dangerous! If a short circuit occurred, or the wires were exposed to the elements, it posed major risks to anyone standing nearby. This is why, when Harvey Hubbell II patented the U.S. electrical plug in 1904, it just made sense for electrical manufacturers and designers to comply with the new system.
Ossia is privileged to have a makeup of incredibly supportive and innovative investors. One of our investors, Fenox Venture Capital has invited Ossia, as a portfolio company, to demo on stage at the upcoming Startup World Cup on March 24 in San Francisco, CA. We are very excited to showcase the Cota™ technology to a world class group of entrepreneurs, investors, media and technology legends such as Steve Wozniak, Daymond John and Guy Kawasaki.
Ossia was selected as a finalist in the SxSW Interactive Innovation Awards under the Smart Cities category this year at SxSW 2017. The Smart Cities category is defined as: Awarded for innovations in eco-friendly or sustainable energy, transportation, and IoT technology, making life in the connected world a smarter, cleaner, greener, and more efficient Internet of Everything.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clark
16 years ago, while experimenting with means of sending signals between two points, I made a discovery. Instead of thinking of the transmitter and receiver as a single function devices (senders send and receivers receive), having both sides capable of sending and receiving created far more functionality: practical wireless power. We call the technology based on this discovery “Cota”.
Tim Beard named Chief Financial Officer, Doug Stovall becomes Chief Revenue Officer, & Preston Woo as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances
Ossia, today announced three executive appointments. Tim Beard, a former investment banker focused on the technology industry, joins Ossia as Chief Financial Officer. Doug Stovall, an experienced high-tech sales and operations executive, has been named Chief Revenue Officer. Preston Woo, a specialist in technology partnerships and licensing, will serve as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances.
Just a few weeks ago, our team was at the Consumer Electronics Show- CES 2017- demonstrating our newest development to our wireless power technology, Cota™ Tile. Besides demoing to “wow” the crowd, our team stayed plenty busy just explaining the notion of wireless power to booth
visitors. Their reactions ranged from excitement to uncertainty, and everything in between.
Today Ossia, maker of the revolutionary Cota™ wireless power technology, and Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), one of the world's leading design and manufacturing solution providers, announced a collaboration to commercialize wireless power. Ossia will leverage Jabil’s expertise in design, engineering, materials, manufacturing and supply chain optimization to bring Cota to market. The companies already have begun working on a wireless power implementation for a Fortune 100 client.
“While imagination is limited, the possible is infinite”. Whenever we invoke the word “feasible” we really mean “imaginable”; while the two are slightly different, it is easy to see that nothing we think of as feasible before we can imagine it. However, we all know that we are limited by our imagination, not by what the universe provides from possibility.