Young wireless charger inventor gains VC backing

08/18/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A recent University of Pennsylvania astrobiology graduate secured backing from the Founders Fund for developing a way to charge a cellphone battery from across a room by deploying sound waves. Meredith Perry said she has found a method of sending high-power sound without creating shock waves. The Founders Fund interest sparked additional venture capital backing for the Mountain View, Calif.-based company, uBeam, which has employed engineers to prepared the invention for market.

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