San Francisco – San Francisco-based Leap Motion, a startup developing a computer interface that uses natural gestures, has named Andy Miller as its president and chief operating officer. He will officially join the company in August.
Miller most recently served as a general partner at Highland Capital Partners, a Leap Motion investor, and previously was the vice president of mobile advertising at Apple, where he led the mobile advertising network for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Using 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology, Leap enables people to interact with computers using natural hand and finger movements as fine as 1/100th of a millimeter. The company says the small gizmo is more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen.
Leap Motion investors in addition to Highland Capital Partners include Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, SOSventures International, Google’s Brian McClendon, and Bill Warner, founder of Avid Technology and Wildfire Communications.
Chris Marlowe contributed to this article, an edit of which was published in Bay Area Tech Wire.
Leap Motion – http://leapmotion.com
Leap Motion – press release