About Us

Overview

Unispectral provides unique digital imaging technology that enables a wide range of new consumer and business applications to augment today’s digital cameras and other devices. The technology replaces the standard four decade-old color sensing mechanism to “see” a much wider spectrum than traditional cameras and enables access to a wider light wavelength spectrum to bring spectrometry and other unique applications to the masses.

With Unispectral’s sensing capabilities, smart phone and other embedded cameras can determine the chemical composition of whatever is being photographed including allergens in food, counterfeit money, chemical components of a medication and more.

With its near infrared photography, Unispectral adds new capabilities for Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality applications, 3D, hand gestures and facial recognition. Its 2-in-1 RGB and near IR filter will cause a cost revolution. Its unique tunable filter approach enables significant enhancements to images taken in low light or other challenging light conditions, providing optical enhancement which is far superior to software-driven enhancements.

The company was born in the research labs of Tel Aviv University, and it was founded and is managed by advanced imaging experts, backed by decades of research and multiple patents. Its investors include Samsung, Bosch and Tel Aviv University.   For more information about licensing Unispectral technology and know-how for use in devices from smartphones to cars to refrigerators and more, please contact us.

Management

Coby Sella

CEO

Ariel Raz

VP R&D CO-FOUNDER

Coby Sella

CEO

Mr. Coby Sella has an impressive track record with more than 20 years of experiences in business ramp-up and repositioning in the hi-tech sector. Mr. Sella has held numerous senior positions in the development and management of application processors and in the commercialization of technology for the consumer electronics industry.

As CEO of Sansa Security (formerly Discretix) he managed the successful acquisition by ARM IoT BU OR Arm Holdings in 2015 where he served as site manager and VP Products and Technology and met the post-acquisition revenue goals. Prior to the acquisition, he led the restructuring of Sansa Security, achieving profitability by doubling revenues to over $20 million. When Mr. Sella was Senior VP and General Manager of Zoran’s mobile division from 1998-2009, he addressed the digital camera and mobile handset markets. Under his leadership, the digital camera business grew its market share to over 30 percent. Prior to joining Zoran, Mr. Sella held various positions at the DSP Group, IBM and National Semiconductor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.

Ariel Raz

VP R&D CO-FOUNDER

Ariel Raz co-founded Unispectral and currently leads the Research and Development efforts. From 2012 to 2013, Raz served as a project manager and then product manager in a homeland security startup. Prior to that, he served in an elite R&D unit within the government of Israel. He has managed a cross-functional team of several dozen engineers across three R&D centers, and successfully managed the relationship between operational and intelligence divisions. Raz holds five patents, and his M.Sc. research in the field of computational cameras resulted in a breakthrough that led to the formation of Unispectral.

Raz earned a B.Sc. in Materials Engineering and a B.A. in Physics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology as well as an M.Sc. in Physics from Tel Aviv University.

Investors

Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC)
RBVC is the corporate venture company of the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services. RBVC invests worldwide in innovative start-up companies at all stages of their development. Its investment activities focus on technology companies working in areas of business of current and future relevance for Bosch above all automation and control, energy and environment, enabling technologies, and healthcare. RBVC also invests in services and business models as well as new materials that are relevant to the above-mentioned areas of business.

Samsung Catalyst Fund
The Samsung Catalyst Fund is a $100 million fund dedicated to startups focused on disruptive ideas, components, systems and infrastructure to fuel innovative technologies and business models. It is the early stage investment arm of Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center. With Samsung’s technology and global presence, innovators and entrepreneurs can bring their visions to market more effectively.

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)
Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) is an international venture capital firm founded in 1993. The fund specializes in investments for startups focusing on Digital Media, Enterprise Software, Semiconductors, Storage and Cyber Security. JVP has raised close to a billion US Dollars across nine funds, and is headquartered in the JVP Media Quarter in Jerusalem, Israel with offices in Be’er Sheva, New York and Paris.

The Tel Aviv University Technology Innovation Momentum Fund
The Technology Innovation Momentum Fund (Momentum Fund) is the most recent of Ramot’s Industry-Sponsored Applied Research funds to become operational. The Momentum Fund, with an oversubscribed level of investment of $23.5 million, invests in promising breakthrough technologies in a wide range of fields, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, high-tech and the physical sciences. Ramot, a wholly owned subsidiary of TAU, has helped countless companies and investors harness the leading edge discoveries arising from.