Han Jin is an engineer with a background in manufacturing. He was born in China, but taken to Germany by his mother when he was five years old. After completing an undergraduate degree in general engineering he decided to come to Berkeley and complete a masters degree in industrial engineering with an emphasis in manufacturing and supply chain. Han gained experience in bringing products to mass production while working in consumer electronics at SanDisk.
Han met his co-founder at Berkeley who was working in robotics, developing ways stereo cameras could mimic human eye behavior. Han saw a clear application for this technology in the virtual reality space, allowing users to easily share their own experiences across distances and also capture memories. This idea turned into a technology startup called Lucid VR. Their main product is a consumer grade handheld device that brings virtual reality to the masses. While the initial prototype was large, the current model is about the size of an iphone for easy portability so anyone can capture their experience at any time.
Han acts as CEO of the company, but he is very much in the details of the business. He is communicating with customers on the phones and responding to service emails because he wants to be the first person to get critical feedback and know how his product can improve. In addition, his small team sits together around a big table in one room so each person can know the important things going on in all aspects of the business. Han is very focused on making Lucid successful over the long-term. While many start-ups focus on being acquired, he wants to go the distance and create a company that can stand proudly on its own into the future.
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