Stephen Lake, Matthew Bailey, Aaron Grant – Thalmic Labs



Stephen Lake, Matthew Bailey and Aaron Grant are the co-founders of Thalmic Labs, the makers of the MYO, a motion and gesture control armband that uses the muscles in your forearm to control digital technologies over Bluetooth.


Try constantly sharing sales number when you launch to give prospective customers that extra social proof they may need to go ahead and place an order/pre-order. We did, including telling customers which “number” they were to order.


We became entrepreneurs having just graduated from the University of Waterloo since we had an idea that we wanted to bring to life. We moved into our office literally a week after finishing our last classes of undergrad.


Applying what we learned in the Mechatronics Engineering program to something that could change the face of computing was the real motivation behind starting Thalmic Labs. All three of us (the founders) love tackling challenging problems with big impacts, and this was a chance to do it. Even before we settled on working on MYO, the three of us had already decided that upon graduation we would start a technology company in some form, rather than taking a job or pursuing further studies.


In June, we announced the closing of our Series A funding round for $14.5 million, led by Spark Capital and Intel Capital. Prior to that, ...

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