Opal has recently attracted top talent from industry giants. David Kalinowski, one of the first engineers
Apple Vision Pro, joined Opal to lead hardware. Claudio Guglieri, who recently worked as Design Director
Microsoft, joined to lead design.
Additionally, Opal, having won design awards from AIGA, Red Dot and D&AD, is furthering its design prowess
by bringing in celebrated Shinagawa-born industrial designer Akifusa "Aki" Nakazawa, who previously worked
in the renowned Sharp Japan design team.
The company has raised $20m to-date from investors including Will Ahmed, Carmine Arabia, Hugo Barra, Max
Branzburg, Leigh Marie Braswell, Joshua Browder, Adam Bry, Jeremy Cai, Oliver Cameron, Ilter Canberk, Liam
Casey, Surojit Chatterjee, Emilie Choi, Larry Chu, Soleio Cuervo, Matthew Dellavedova, Charlie & Dixie
D'Amelio, Sara Dietschy, Hong Feng, Joe Gebbia, Kevin Gibbon, Ros Gold-Onwude, Manik Gupta, Drew Hanlen,
Chad Hurley, Lydia Jett, Mike Krieger, Michelle Kwon, Kirk Lacob, Sahil Lavingia, Kevin Lin, Tobias Lütke,
Charley Ma, Trevor McFedries, Matt Mullenweg, Zaza Pachulia, Carl Pei, Ryan Petersen, Anthony Pompliano,
Gokul Rajaram, Karri Saarinen, Tim Young, Ed Zitron, 444 Capital, Acrew Capital, Automattic, Coalition
Operators, Cherubic Ventures, Offline Ventures, Seven Seven Six, Shrug Capital and WSGR.