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About

We’re on a mission to make digital worlds feel more human

World-leading hand tracking and haptics

Steve Cliffe and Tom Carter
The future is a place where infinite worlds are at your fingertips. One where you interact naturally and in 3D. One where you don’t need controllers. Ultraleap was formed when Leap Motion and Ultrahaptics came together in 2019. We’ve united the world’s most advanced hand tracking with the only haptic technology that creates the sensation of touch in mid-air. We have a team of more than 150 spread across the world, with locations in Silicon Valley, US and Bristol, UK. Our team includes world-leading experts in interface design, acoustics, machine learning, and computer vision.

Meet the minds behind Ultraleap

Steve Cliffe
Steve has 30 years of experience in the technology industry with significant exposure to global markets, senior management positions and commercial roles. He joined Ultraleap from Plessey Semiconductor, where he was Business Development Director. Prior to that role, he was CEO at Provision and Xintronix.

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Steve Cliffe

President & CEO
Tom Carter
Tom started exploring ultrasound technology during a study in the final year of his Master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Bristol. He further developed the initial concept to form the basis of his PhD and went on to co-found Ultrahaptics (now Ultraleap) in November 2013.

Board, Leadership, Technology Leaders

Tom Carter

Chief Technology Officer
Chris Olds
Chris joined Ultraleap as Chief Financial Officer in 2018. During his previous eight years at IP Group Chris led the technology focussed corporate finance advisory team and was responsible for UK portfolio investor targeting and relations. Chris is a Chartered Accountant and completed his MBA from Oxford University in 2019.

Board, Leadership

Chris Olds

Chief Financial Officer
Alex Driskill-Smith
Alex joined Ultraleap in 2016 and heads up the US office in Silicon Valley. In his previous role at Samsung, he led a team driving innovations and investments in technologies ranging from datacenter architecture to autonomous machines and robotics. He joined Samsung in 2011 through Samsung’s acquisition of Grandis, a semiconductor memory start-up, where he served as Vice President of Business Development.

Leadership

Alex Driskill-Smith

President, North America
Anne-Sofie Lagander
Anne-Sofie joined in 2019 as Senior Vice President Global Talent and People. She was most recently Talent Partner at IP Group, a FTSE 250 venture capital firm and investor in Ultraleap. Before joining IP Group, she built her career at two of the leading international executive search firms, Korn Ferry Whitehead Mann and Russell Reynolds.

Leadership

Anne-Sofie Lagander

SVP Global Talent and People
Anders Hakfelt
Anders has been at the forefront of digital innovation and customer experience for over 20 years, creating and delivering new propositions for a wide range of global enterprises and technology leaders. He joined Ultraleap in 2017 from Accenture, where he was a Director and member of the management team in their Digital Design and Innovation company, Fjord.

Leadership

Anders Hakfelt

SVP Product & Marketing
Alain Bismuth
Alain is a 25-year veteran of the semiconductor industry. He was most recently Vice President of Sales and Business Development at MultiPhy, a leading provider of optical communication solutions to the datacenter and 5G wireless infrastructure markets. He brings a wealth of experience in international marketing, sales, and general management at Fortune 500 companies and start-ups.

Leadership

Alain Bismuth

SVP, Global Business Development & Sales
Barry Dennington
Barry joined Ultraleap in 2016 from Plessey where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Plessey, Barry was Managing Director for NXP UK Ltd and participated in a number of industry Boards. Barry also has a long history with Philips Electronics, first starting as an apprentice and eventually advancing to Senior Vice President leading global Product Businesses and Services Groups.

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Barry Dennington

Chief Operating Officer
David Holz
While working on his PhD in Applied Mathematics, David co-founded Leap Motion (now Ultraleap) in 2008 and built the world’s most advanced hand-tracking technology as it’s CTO. Previous positions saw David work with NASA Langley Research Center and the Max Planck Institute.

Technology Leaders

David Holz

CTO & Co-Founder of Leap Motion
Michael Tobin
Michael joined Ultraleap as Chairman in January 2015 and is also on the board of Pacnet and DataPipe. He was previously CEO of TelecityGroup plc, a major FTSE250 technology company, where he led the business from a market cap of £6m to Europe’s leading Data Centre operator worth over £1.5Bn. In 2014 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen for Services to the Digital Economy.

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Michael Tobin

Non Executive Chairman
Sir Hossein Yassaie
Hossein graduated from the University of Birmingham with a PhD in electronics and communication, before embarking on his career working at Inmos, STMicroelectronics and Videologic, which later became Imagination Technologies in 1999. Hossein received a knighthood in the 2013 New Year Honours in recognition of his services to technology and innovation.

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Sir Hossein Yassaie

Non Executive Director
Daniel Sasaki
Daniel is a managing partner of Mayfair Equity Partners. Prior to Mayfair, he led the investment effort of LDC’s London office, where he completed a number of high-profile investments including Easynet Global Services, Fever-Tree and uSwitch. Born in the US and raised in the US and Japan, Daniel started his career as a corporate lawyer on Wall Street. He was admitted to the New York Bar and remains a Member of the American Bar Association.

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Daniel Sasaki

Non Executive Director
Kunal Dasgupta
Kunal is a founding partner of Mayfair Equity Partners. Prior to Mayfair, Kunal worked in the London office of LDC where he completed several investments including uSwitch, OnApp and BoomPictures/TwoFour. Kunal has a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Kunal Dasgupta

Non Executive Director
Mark Reilly
Mark has extensive experience in the information and communications technology sector, working with a broad spectrum of organisations from blue-chip multinationals and NGOs to early-stage start-ups. Prior to joining IP Group, Mark was the founder and Managing Director of Remarkable Innovation. Mark holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.

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Mark Reilly

IP Group

Our investors

Cornes
Dolby Family Ventures
Hostplus
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Mayfair Equity Partners