Oblong Industries

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 Oblong’s technology has roots in more than two decades of research at the MIT Media Lab and was the direct basis for the computers depicted in the film “Minority Report”. The company, founded in 2006, maintains global headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. The g-speak™ Spatial Operating Environment (SOE) is Oblong’s application development and deployment platform. It's the only general purpose platform designed from the ground up to give programmers access to the principles of spatial (and gestural) computing and real-world pixels, and to enable applications that are inherently multi-screen, multi-user, and multi-device. Oblong has used g-speak to help Global Fortune 500 companies like Boeing, Saudi Aramco, and GE (as well as government agencies and universities) build and deploy profoundly productive solutions in areas including modeling and simulation, logistics and supply chain management, natural resource discovery and extraction, energy grid management, and financial and scientific data navigation and visualization. Oblong’s Mezzanine™ product, built atop the g-speak platform, is a meeting- and conference-room system that offers a unique shared pixel collaboration space: multiple participants work across multiple screens, sharing data, live video, and applications -- and exercising collaborative control -- from every device (phones, tablets, laptop browsers) they bring with them into the room. Telepresence capabilities, collaborative whiteboarding, and presentation design and delivery are integrated into the Mezzanine experience. Each Mezzanine room can join up to three other Mezzanine rooms (or connect to standard telepresence / videoconference endpoints) to enable distance collaboration of unprecedented immediacy and fluidity. The Oblong team comprises former executives, developers, and engineers from (among others) Apple, Google, Pixar, Microsoft, Accenture, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Oblong is privately held; investors include The Foundry Group, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, and Energy Technology Ventures.
HQLos Angeles, US
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)59(-3%)
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Key People/Management at Oblong Industries

Peter Holst

Peter Holst

Chief Executive Officer
David Clark

David Clark

Chief Financial Officer
Pete Hawkes

Pete Hawkes

SVP Design, Product, & Engineering
Stephen Vobbe

Stephen Vobbe

Vp, Sales
Sam Moore

Sam Moore

SVP, IT & Operations
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Oblong Industries Office Locations

Oblong Industries has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Boulder and in 8 other locations
Los Angeles, US (HQ)
923 E 3rd St #107
Atlanta, US
Atlantic Center Plaza, 1180 West Peachtree Street Northwest #1940
Boston, US
285 Summer St #100
Boulder, US
1050 Walnut St #210
Detroit, US
1001 Woodward Ave
Herndon, US
2325 Dulles Corner Blvd #430
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Oblong Industries Financials and Metrics

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Oblong Industries total Funding

$98.7 m

Oblong Industries latest funding size

$45 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

Oblong Industries investors

Oblong Industries's latest funding round in August 2016 was reported to be $45 m. In total, Oblong Industries has raised $98.7 m
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Oblong Industries News and Updates

Mezzanine from Oblong Industries Now a Part of the Cisco SolutionsPlus Program and Global Price List

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Oblong Industries, Inc., maker of multi-stream collaboration solutions and pioneer of interactive spatial computing environments, is pleased to announce its flagship product, Mezzanine, is now available globally on the Cisco Global Price List as...

Rumpus, the collaborative toolkit from Oblong Industries, is now available on Webex

In a previous life, John Underkoffler spent his days in Los Angeles dreaming up all of the possible ways men and machines would interact as a science adviser on films like Minority Report. Now, he designs those systems for the real world through his company Oblong Industries, which has labored to cr…

Jim Marggraff Joins Board of Directors at Oblong Industries

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Oblong Industries, Inc., the pioneer of interactive spatial computing technology for the new era of collaborative work, is pleased to announce that accomplished serial entrepreneur Jim Marggraff has joined its board of directors. The addition...

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Oblong Industries Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Oblong Industries founded?

    Oblong Industries was founded in 2006.

  • Who are Oblong Industries key executives?

    Oblong Industries's key executives are Peter Holst, David Clark and Pete Hawkes.

  • How many employees does Oblong Industries have?

    Oblong Industries has 59 employees.

  • Who are Oblong Industries competitors?

    Competitors of Oblong Industries include Search Laboratory, Aryaka Networks and Manufacturing Technology Centre.

  • Where is Oblong Industries headquarters?

    Oblong Industries headquarters is located at 923 E 3rd St #107, Los Angeles.

  • Where are Oblong Industries offices?

    Oblong Industries has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Boulder and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does Oblong Industries have?

    Oblong Industries has 13 offices.