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Hound Labs

6114 LaSalle Avenue #507
Oakland, CA 94611
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Michael Lynn (1/31/2015)
Finance: John Lindgren (12/16/2020)
Technology: David Shack (10/31/2018)
Sales/Marketing: Douglas Boxer ; Jenny Lynn
General Counsel/Legal: Kuni Oh
Former Employees: Keela McClendon Sobha Pisharody

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Mitch Lasky (Benchmark) Tom Mawhinney (Icon Ventures General Partner) Dick Wolf (Television Writer and Producer) William McComb (Liz Claiborne Division COO)

Business description: Hound Labs is a scientific device company that has developed patent-pending technology capable of rapidly, accurately, and inexpensively measuring recent marijuana use in a person's breath. The company's proprietary approach allows for breath samples to be retained for future analysis -- protecting drivers, employees, law enforcement, and employers from wrongful prosecution or job termination. The Hound® marijuana breathalyzer solves the fundamental safety problem associated with marijuana legalization: How to objectively determine if someone recently used marijuana and therefore could be impaired while driving or working. Hound Labs, Inc. has created the world’s first field-tested marijuana breathalyzer to measure recent marijuana use in breath. Working with senior scientists, law enforcement, and researchers, the Company developed a patent-pending technology using a combination of chemistry, physics, and engineering. This novel approach resulted in the incredibly efficient and responsive technology required to measure THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) in breath – a method that is more than one million times more sensitive than the technologies used today to measure alcohol in breath.

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Aug 2019   Feb 2019
Capital raised: 73.1M
Last Round: 30.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: BenchmarkIcon Ventures ;  Main Street Advisors ;  NFP Ventures
Corporate investors: Intrinsic Capital Partners

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Record updated: Dec 2020
Sector: Medical
Year Founded: 2014
Headcount: 26-50 as of Dec 2020
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Aug 2019   Feb 2019
Capital Raised: 73.1M
Last Round: 30.0M
Ownership: Private