Mary Lou Jepsen

Venture Partner

Technical Executive and Inventor in the Fields of Display, Imaging, and Computer Hardware


Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder of Openwater whose goal is to see deep into the body with the detail of a high resolution 3D camera.  The implications are broad for both healthcare and for communication directly with thought . 

Previously she was an engineering executive at Facebook, Oculus, Google[x] and Intel as well as a founder of 4 startups including One Laptop per Child where she was CTO, chief architect and delivered to mass production the $100 laptop.  Her startup CEO experience includes the world’s only fabless display screen company which was based in Taipei.

She has been a professor at MIT and is an inventor on over 100 published or issued patents in the last 5 years alone. She has been recognized with many awards including TIME magazine’s “Time 100” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and as a CNN top 10 thinker and Forbes top 50 women in technology in 2018.

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