Lytro is building the world’s most powerful Light Field imaging platform enabling artists, scientists and innovators to pursue their goals with an unprecedented level of freedom and control. This revolutionary technology will unlock new opportunities for photography, cinematography, mixed reality, scientific and industrial applications.
Lytro was founded in 2006 by Executive Chairman Ren Ng, whose Ph.D. research on Light Field imaging won Stanford University’s prize for best thesis in computer science. In 2012, Lytro released its first generation imaging platform featuring the world’s initial consumer Light Field camera. In 2014, the second-generation imaging platform was released featuring the Lytro ILLUM, Lytro Desktop, Lytro iOS Mobile Application and the Lytro Development Kit, empowering organizations beyond the domain of photography to harness the full potential of Light Field.
In 2015, Lytro announced its expansion into cinematography, virtual reality, and scientific and industrial applications, positioning itself as the hub of a new technology ecosystem that extends the transformational power of Light Field imaging across industries. The company also released significant updates for Lytro ILLUM and Lytro Power Tools, giving users direct access to explore Light Field via its existing products – an unprecedented move for a computational imaging company.
Based in Mountain View, CA, Lytro is backed by top-tier VCs including Andreessen-Horowitz, Greylock Partners and NEA and has built a world-class team and dynamic culture centered on innovation and collaboration.