About Us @
Phiar Technologies

Who We Are

Formed out of Harvard in 2017 and Y-Combinator in Summer 2018, Phiar’s mission is to revolutionize how people navigate, interact, and experience the world.

Our team consists of top AI & AR researchers and industry professionals coming from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Niantic, Magic Leap, HERE, and more; bringing deep expertise in computer vision, deep learning AI, AR, 3D localization, software optimization, and UX design.

We are backed by multiple tier-1 VCs in Silicon Valley, and our board of advisors include accomplished business professionals and world-renowned professors in AI, cognitive science, AR, and SLAM.

Our Vision

To revolutionize how people navigate, interact, and experience the world.

Chen-Ping Yu
Founder, CEO
Nasser Iravani
VP, Strategy & Business Development
Jim Zin
Head of Perception & Navigation
Mohammadhussein Rafieisakahei
Senior Research Engineer
Beryl Lee
Deep Learning Engineer
Victor Tran
Lead Designer
Yash Varma
Senior Software Engineer
James Briscoe
Tech Lead - Software Infrastructure
Jack Yi Yang
SLAM Engineer
Lan Le
Software Engineer
Roxy Stephens
Administrative Assistant
Wendy Hsu
Product and Project Manager

Meet the Team

Gene Karshenboym
CEO
Chen-Ping Yu
Founder, CTO
Nasser Iravani
VP, Business Development & Partnership
Jim Zin
VP, Engineering & Technology
Grace Tsai
Director, Perception
Yi-Hsuan Tsai
Director, AI
Sanjay Singh
Director, Automotive Programs
James Briscoe
Co-Founder, Tech Lead - Software Infrastructure
Eugene Zimin
Staff Software Engineer
Victor Tran
Lead Designer
Hamad Ahmed
Research Engineer - Perception
Beryl Lee
Deep Learning Engineer
Lan Le
Software Engineer
Houssam Assany
Senior Software Engineer - Perception
Wendy Hsu
Senior Product Manager
Roxy Stephens
Administrative Assistant