Mojix was founded in 2004 by some of the world’s foremost experts in advanced signal processing technology perfected for deep space communications

About Mojix

Mojix is a leading connected business solutions company that provides wide-area RFID solutions, IoT software platforms and cloud and mobile development services for IoT and big data applications.

We are leaders and innovators in fixed infrastructure sensor networks that collect, store, analyze and interconnect data from multiple sources including RFID, GPS and other sensor devices. Mojix IoT software platforms maximize intelligence at the edge and provide big data scalability. Our solutions feature highly configurable application frameworks and elegant user interfaces with advanced analytics, enabling end-to-end business intelligence and data visibility across multiple industries.

Mojix creates efficient and agile enterprises by giving assets a digital voice so users can make data-driven decisions.


Mojix History

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Mojix was founded in 2004 by some of the world’s foremost experts in advanced signal processing technology perfected for deep space communications. The company’s mission was to leverage this technology to create a new generation of game-changing RFID systems that realize the vast potential and expand the utility of RFID throughout supply chains and enterprises. In re-defining RFID, Mojix enabled organizations to re-invent and derive new levels of value from their supply chain management systems.

Mojix, Inc. has its roots deep in the U.S. Space Program. Beginning in the 1980s, Mojix founder and CEO, Dr. Ramin Sadr, led a close-knit team in solving some of the toughest communications challenges concerning deep space probes. They created the ground terminals for NASA’s deep space network (DSN), which regularly tracked space crafts venturing inside or outside the solar system and the all-digital receiver model for the present day receivers deployed by NASA. One of these challenging missions was salvaging telemetry data from the Galileo spacecraft mission from the ground when the craft’s high gain antenna failed to deploy upon reaching Jupiter.

Many in this core team continued to innovate with Dr. Sadr as he later started and led several successful high tech companies built around his inventions in telephony and wireless communications. In 2001, Dr. Sadr began formulating the mathematics behind what would become the Mojix STAR system. The idea was to develop technology that would create value for large enterprises, and that would fuse the team’s deep space communications expertise with concepts formulated decades ago by great visionaries in communications theory such as Shannon. The initial focus for Dr. Sadr’s work was on software defined radios (SDR) based on new nonlinear digital signal processing techniques that tap spacetime.

In 2002, Dr Sadr teamed up with Mr Tom Huseby, a seasoned executive and venture capitalist, to incubate and calibrate Mojix’s business plan. Together, Dr Sadr and Mr Huseby formulated the present business plan for Mojix Inc. This SDR technology enabled multiple breakthroughs for Mojix with a roadmap to offer the ultimate cognitive packet radio systems for sensory networks, as well as intelligence for signal sorting and analysis, all applied to the commercial RFID industry.


A Pivotal Moment for RFID

Mojix incorporated in August, 2004. After spending one year developing the technology roadmap and business plan, Mojix received funding from InnoCal and Red Rock Ventures in September, 2005, and started working towards a proof of concept with a team that grew to include fifteen PhDs, each expert in their respective fields ranging from antenna, RF circuit, digital hardware and real time software to operating system design and implementation. Many team members had collaborated with Dr. Sadr in past ventures and all possessed vast experience building complex systems with industrial telecommunications grade performance. After initial funding, the team worked relentlessly to deliver the proof of concept for the Mojix STAR product in May, 2006. Mojix subsequently demonstrated this early model to a leading consumer packaged goods company in October, 2006, reading a population of RFID tags at a distance of 800 feet. This was a pivotal moment for the industry, the first time in history that a passive RFID tag was read at such a distance.

In early trials, customers were astounded at what they were seeing—passive RFID tags read from the extreme end of a warehouse. It was the commercial pay-off of work commenced by Dr. Sadr and his associates almost a decade before in detecting very weak signals from deep space probes across vast distances in the Milky Way. The ultimate solution for reading RFID tags—receiving signals with triple nine reliability over these distances—positioned Mojix to improve the state of art in RFID reader technology by an astonishing factor of x100,000 fold improvement in receiving capability.

Series B funding was completed in mid-2007 with lead investor Oak Investment Partners. In 2007, Mojix completed its senior management team with the addition of executives with years of experience in business development, marketing and sales in the RFID, telecommunications, wireless and consumer product goods sectors.

The Mojix STAR system debuted publicly at RFID Journal LIVE! in April, 2008, following extensive customer field trials with Fortune 50 innovators in consumer packaged goods and retailing. The new product was voted “Best of Show” by the event attendees. A giant step for RFID, the Mojix STAR is the first step in a revolution in the way people and businesses will use sensors and RFID tags (pieces of wireless memory), dispersed spatially and across time to drive a host of previously unthinkable applications.

Today, Mojix is a leading connected business solutions company that provides wide-area sensor networks, real-time IoT platform solutions and cloud and mobile development services for IoT and big data applications. Mojix serves a global customer base in a wide range of markets including retail, oil & gas, manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, and many others.


Mojix Fast Facts & Milestones

Fast Facts

• Founded in 2004

• $40 million in venture funding

• 150 personnel

Milestones

• 2006 Proof-of-concept

• 2006 Field trial of alpha and beta system

• 2007 Customer field trials

• 2008 Public launch of Mojix STAR 1000

• 2008 Mojix Named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer for 2009

• 2009 More than 25 customer engagements

• 2012 Mojix Delivers Next Generation STAR System

• 2012 Mojix Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

• 2013 Mojix Launches OmniSenseRF™ Real-Time Item Tracking Solution for Retail

• 2014 Mojix Announces the ViZix™ Platform

• 2015 Mojix Acquires TierConnect Internet of Things Platform Provider


Mojix Patented Technology

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mojix brings together a formidable team of successful entrepreneurs, scientists,
engineers and executives, all expert in their respective disciplines.

INVESTORS

Red Rock Ventures

Red Rock Ventures

Red Rock Ventures is a Palo Alto, California-based venture capital investment partnership specializing in seed and early-stage information technology investments. Red Rock currently manages $220 million in committed capital.

OMERS Ventures

OMERS Ventures is the venture capital arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds with more than $65 billion in net assets..

OMERS Ventures
Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank Capital Partners

SVB Capital Partners, the fund management group, invests in private equity funds as well as directly into portfolio companies on behalf of SVB Financial Group and its other investors. The SVB Capital family of funds exceeds $1 billion and includes fund of funds, co-investment funds, venture debt funds and special debt funds invested primarily on behalf of endowments and foundations.

Mercury Partners LLC

Mercury Partners is a privately held investment firm. We deploy capital by investing in private companies, acquiring portfolios of companies and providing liquidity to limited partners and investors.

MERCURY PARTNERS
OAK

Oak Investment Partners

As a multi-stage venture capital firm, Oak focuses on high-growth opportunities in the Information Technology, Internet and Consumer, Financial Services Technology, Healthcare Information and Services, and Clean Energy sectors. Our goal is to help dynamic companies transform the way business is done.