Lytro was founded in 2006 by Executive Chairman Ren Ng, whose Ph.D. research on light field imaging won Stanford University’s prize for best thesis in computer science in 2006 as well as the internationally recognized ACM Dissertation award.
In 2012, Lytro released its first generation imaging platform featuring the world’s first consumer Light Field Camera.
In 2014, we released the second generation imaging platform with Lytro ILLUM, Lytro Desktop and Lytro iOS Mobile Application. The second generation imaging platform allows you to adjust aperture, use selective focus, tilt, focus spread, animation, and even create 3D with a single exposure from a light field camera.
Based in Mountain View, CA, Lytro is backed by top-tier VCs including Andreessen-Horowitz, Greylock Partners, NEA, North Bridge Venture Partners and has attracted a world-class team from companies like Apple, Google, nVidia, Facebook, and a host of successful startups.
As the interest and demand for light field technology rapidly grows in the U.S. and around the world, our team is busy working on the next generation of Lytro hardware and software that will set a whole new standard for quality, performance and user experience in computational imaging.