Meredith is 26 years old, and she is the CEO of a company. Not just any company: uBeam, a startup company that uses ultrasound to send electricity to cell phones and other chargeable devices, according to The New York Times. Essentially, it is cordless or wireless charging, and the charging stations are just 5 mm thin, meaning they basically disappear into a wall or any flat surface.
Meredith was an astrobiology major at Ivy League University of Pennsylvania before she accidentally discovered this amazing new technology.
Now, she's just raised an additional $10 million dollars on top of funding they've already raised, which tops $50 million dollars, as reported by Techcrunch. uBeam also recruited a couple of seasoned industry all-stars to flush out its executive team, including finance maven Monica Hushen of Apple and Palm to be its CFO, and Jeff Devine of Cisco, Palm and Nokia to be its COO. Talk about #SquadGoals.
"This is the only wireless power system that allows you to be on your phone and moving around a room freely while your device is charging," Meredith told The New York Times. "It allows for a Wi-Fi-like experience of charging; with everything else you have to be in close range of a transmitter."
Keep crushing it, Meredith! This new #BUILTBYGIRLS technology is definitely going to change the tech world.
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