About ODG

Our story begins in 1999 as a technology incubator revolutionizing the high-tech toy industry by integrating high-performance electronics in tiny toys to create devices loved by the old and young alike.

Over the years we’ve developed multicore, cellular based handheld biometric computers; man-packable, highly portable servers; miniature UAVs; and beginning in 2008, advanced and extremely rugged smartglasses.

Today we are the leading developer and manufacturer of mobile headworn computing and augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies and products. ODG’s growing portfolio of smartglasses deliver smarter glasses for a smarter world and is changing the way we view the world. So much bigger than a device, it’s a whole new computing medium that will transform how we interact with and discover information and engage with people and objects in the world around us.

In December 2016 ODG announced a $58 million Series A with strategic investors including 21st Century Fox, Shenzhen O-film Tech Co., Ltd., and Vanfund Urban Investment & Development Co. Ltd. It is the largest ever Series A in wearables, augmented and virtual reality.

Who We Are

We’re a little bit secretive, and we like it that way. Think of us as the David to others’ Goliaths. Or the small company that packs a big punch, but doesn’t like to shout about it. We design, develop and build. We innovate and push boundaries. We trend set. We go it alone or partner with others in pursuit of the next big thing.

Our Mission

ODG is pioneering glasses for the masses that play movies with cinematic clarity, drop you inside immersive 3D interactive experiences, and reveal new worlds of invention and productivity.

The Team

ODG is a melting pot of revolutionary minds from across the world. We have an A-Team of experts who come from a broad range of disciplines, including designers, engineers, developers and support staff.


Ralph Osterhout

Chief Executive Officer

Ralph is a developer, designer and entrepreneur. In his career, he has developed over 2,000 different products and hundreds of separate product lines for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s, as well as the government. He founded ODG in 1999, after several decades founding, building and selling companies in consumer products, sporting goods, defense contracting, personal electronics and high tech toys. Ralph has over 250 US patents and applications to his name and more than two decades working with head-worn displays. He was the designer of the PVS7 Night Vision Goggles and heads-up displays in scuba masks. He graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Psychology.

Pete Jameson

Chief Operating Officer

Pete has extensive leadership, general management and marketing experience, working at Kodak in a number of senior positions before joining ODG in 2012. During his 20-year Kodak career, he was responsible for a number of business groups, including General Manager of Kodak's Digital Devices Business, leading Kodak's Commercial Imaging Business in Europe, Middle East and Africa and as a founding member of Kodak's Global Digital Camera Business and GM of the Worldwide Professional Sector. Pete has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Union College and an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business.

Innovate and invent.
Patent and protect.
ODG has over 200 patents and patents pending.
That’s a pretty impressive number for such a small and stealthy company.