Behind Here One
Changing the way
we hear the world
Doppler Labs was founded with the mission to make computing more immersive and human
At a time when others were focused on technology for the eyes and the wrist, we decided to focus on a different platform: the ears. And Here One™ was born.
Here One is the result of years of technological development, starting with the release of DUBS Acoustic Filters™ and followed by Here Active Listening™, which introduced the power to control real-world sound. This groundbreaking technology earned rave reviews from publications like TIME and WIRED. Here One builds on this technology at the core of Here Active Listening to create the first-ever wireless smart earbuds with Real-World Sound Control. Here One is our first step towards making computing more immersive and human.
Who We Are
The Here One team was a diverse group of engineers, creative thinkers, designers, and business leaders who came from companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Palantir, Pinterest, and Dropbox. Together, we created great products, technology, and experiences that pushed the boundaries of innovation and improved people’s lives.
Noah Kraft, CEO & Co-Founder
Noah was the CEO and co-founder of Doppler Labs. As CEO, Noah shaped the identity, mission, and long-term vision of Doppler. A musician and media entrepreneur, he helped ensure the technology that Doppler creates was as much about cultural innovation as technological innovation. Prior to Doppler, Noah was a film producer—most notably for Bleed For This—the boxing biopic starring Miles Teller and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. He also served as a strategic consultant to Google and to 300 Entertainment.
Fritz Lanman, Chairman & Co-Founder
As co-founder and Chairman of Doppler Labs, Fritz provided strategic guidance and supported corporate development. In addition to his work at Doppler, Fritz is an active angel investor with more than forty investments, including Pinterest, Square, Formlabs, FiftyThree, Teespring, and Wish. He also co-founded and currently serves as Executive Chairman of DWNLD and serves on the Board of Directors at ClassPass. Previously, Fritz was the founder and CEO of Livestar, the search and recommendations system acquired by Pinterest. Before Livestar, he was Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and Acquisitions at Microsoft.
Brian Hall, Chief Operating Officer
Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of Doppler Labs, where he oversaw all company operations, including go-to-market and channel strategy, hiring, and strategic and financial planning. He joined Doppler by way of Microsoft, where he spent more than twenty years, and most recently, ran the Surface and Devices businesses including Surface Hub and HoloLens. While at Microsoft, Brian also worked in engineering and marketing across Windows, online services, and hardware.
Jacob Meacham, VP of Engineering
Jacob was the VP of Engineering at Doppler Labs, responsible for all engineering execution - software and hardware. He joined Doppler to build a world-class machine learning engine for user personalization. Prior to Doppler, Jacob worked at Palantir building out big data pipelines for some of the world's most interesting data.