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Radar Vision for the Autonomous Era

Drones, autonomous cars and trucks, heavy machines, even flying cars are on their way. To operate safely, these machines need sensors that work flawlessly in a wide range of environmental conditions.

Echodyne has applied the physics of metamaterials to create a new category of sensor that provides the critical high-resolution, ground-truth data that autonomous machines and vehicles need to operate safely at any time and in any weather. When safety matters, Echodyne’s radar vision sensors will be onboard.

Echodyne’s radar vision platform is made possible by the company’s patented Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) which brings phased array-like radar performance to commercial markets and small platforms for the first time.


Eben Frankenberg

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Eben Frankenberg has 20+ years of experience starting and growing technology companies. Prior to founding Echodyne, he spent 9 years at Intellectual Ventures – 4 years creating and overseeing IV’s spin-outs: TerraPower, Kymeta and Evolv Technologies as well as IV’s Lab and Global Good, and 5 years as the COO. Prior to IV, Eben spent 10 years at Onyx Software leading Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and the Americas as Onyx went from basement start-up to IPO in 4 years, and grew from 7 to 800 employees. He started his career as a geophysicist in oil exploration and has an AB from Dartmouth College and a MS in Geophysics from Stanford University.


Tom Driscoll, Ph.D.

Founder & Chief Technology Officer
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Tom Driscoll, Ph.D. is an innovator and technologist with a rich background in metamaterials and electromagnetics. Prior to founding Echodyne, Tom was the Director of Intellectual Venture’s Metamaterials Commercialization Center, where he directed a range of metamaterials R&D including radar and the initial technology behind Evolv Technologies. Prior to IV, Tom spent 2 years as a Post Doctoral IC Fellow at Duke University working on multiple projects with metamaterials founding father David Smith, and 1 year as a Post Doc at UCSD. Tom holds a PhD in Physics with a concentration in Metamaterials from UCSD (2008), and a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd University (2001).


William (Bill) Graves, Jr.

Vice President, Products
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Bill Graves is a proven business and technical leader with 30 years of experience designing, producing, and selling advanced high resolution radar hardware. As VP Products, Bill manages the intersection of technology and markets: defining products, providing deep technical guidance, and building business relationships in new and legacy markets. Prior to joining Echodyne, Bill spent 20+ years with TRAK Microwave serving as both VP of BD and CTO. Before TRAK, he spent close to a decade at leading prime defense contractors (Lockheed Martin and Raytheon) working on various space and airborne tactical RF systems. Bill holds a BSEE from Univ. of South Florida (1985) with master’s level work in Radar, Fields & Waves, and Filter Synthesis.

John Hoffmann

Vice President, Finance and Operations
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John Hoffmann has 20+ years of experience in accounting, finance, and operations roles in manufacturing and technology companies. From 2007-2013 John was a Finance Dir at Intellectual Ventures where he built the finance function from the ground up to support a fast growing $4B IP acquisition business. From 2004-2006 he was President of Hunt Interactive which he reorganized and sold to Resolute Solutions assuming the role of GM and Dir of Operations. John also held roles at C-Dory Marine, Oki Developments, and Pyramid Breweries. He began his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers in the Audit Assurance group and has a BS in Accounting from Central Washington University.


Andrea Radosevich

General Counsel
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Andrea Radosevich has 15+ years of experience as a legal advisor to technology companies both large and small. Prior to Echodyne, she spent six years at Intellectual Ventures where she helped launch and oversee legal matters for spinout companies. Prior to that, she held in-house positions at AT&T Wireless where she focused on M&A and securities, and Washington Mutual where she focused on corporate governance and finance. Before moving to Seattle to work as in-house counsel, she worked at White and Case in New York and London. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Pomona College.


Jeff Finan

Vice President, Business Development
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Jeff Finan has 20+ years of experience leading high technology hardware/software businesses. Prior to Echodyne, Jeff spent 12 years at Microsoft where he managed a large consumer electronics business, led a new unified communications start-up, and did early work on Microsoft Azure. Prior to Microsoft, Jeff had senior roles at two different telecommunications companies that developed global wireless systems. He started his career as an officer in the United States Air Force supporting the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Jeff has two MS degrees from MIT in Management and Aeronautics/Astronautics, and he is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.



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