Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Presenting during the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Startup Showcase Bezalel, Inc. is empowering the best experience in next-generation wireless charging for everybody. Housed in the USC Viterbi Startup Garage incubator, Bezalel designs simple and effortless wireless charging devices for smartphones and smartwatches. Since a successful Kickstarter campaign in February 2014, Bezalel has sold over 4,000 units and raised $850k in seed investment to date. Bezalel was co-founded by Frank Wu, Kris Tong, Yaoting Lee, Jam Isaga, and Macy Lin in January 2014. In 2013, Wu, Tong, Lin, and Isaga noticed that current wireless charging solutions were too complicated or not truly portable and wireless. The team designed and developed a prototype for the Prelude and launched a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise money.