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FotoFlexer is the world's most advanced online digital photo editor. It performs advanced effects previously only available to professionals using expensive software. FotoFlexer was founded by Arbor Labs, a team of graduate students and alumni from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, University of California at Berkeley (and just one MIT/Stanford alum too).


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2107 Dwight Way, Suite 107
Berkeley, CA 94704


The Team

Sharam Shirazi

Sharam Headshot Mr. Shirazi serves as CEO of Arbor Labs Inc., the parent company of FotoFlexer. Mr. Shirazi has led a distinguished career in Silicon Valley, leading a number of high-tech companies. He has focused primarily on product strategy, revenue generation and team leadership. Mr. Shirazi has previously served as CEO of Empact Software Solutions, CEO of University Planet, CEO of hyperstone electronics USA, and CEO & Chairman of Teknekron Systems.

At Teknekron, he led a 100+ person organization with a very similar mission to Arbor Labs: recruiting top-notch academic engineering talent from within universities, and rapidly developing world-class products. Earlier in his career he served as Director of Alliances at Zilog and was a Consultant at Bain & Co. Mr. Shirazi began his career with Fairchild Corporation as an engineer.

Mr. Shirazi earned a BS in Electrical Engineering, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also earned an MBA from Stanford University.

He has served as an advisor and director to numerous technology companies, including Link-Exchange, FaceMatch and Verification Technologies, among others.

In his spare time he is an expert model helicopter pilot.

Jeremy Schiff

Mr. Schiff was the Software Architect at Disease Management Services PLC., a company that automates HIV/AIDS treatment in emerging nations. He developed the prototype, which was essential to raise the initial angel capital for the company. He has supplied ongoing technical consulting to both the medical and technical team. Disease Management Services has been funded and is currently deploying its preliminary clinics in South Africa.

Mr. Schiff has taught at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.

He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley.

Dominic Antonelli

Mr. Antonelli is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently researching architectural techniques for reducing power consumption in dedicated multimedia processors. His research is funded by NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors), where he works with industry leaders in multimedia technology. In the summer of 2006, he took an internship with the Philips Semiconductors benchmarking team optimizing MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 codecs for use on the Philips TriMedia processor.

Mr. Antonelli earned a BS in computer science from the University of Notre Dame. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was first in his class in the College of Engineering.

Neil Warren

Mr. Warren has a strong background in both electrical and software engineering, and holds a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from U.C. Berkeley. He previously worked for U.C. Berkeley under noted researcher and author Randy Katz to produce a wireless 2-way video conferencing system that was built for use on an FPGA-based hardware platform. Before joining the FotoFlexer team, he worked for another startup, Chasm Software, as lead software engineer developing graphical database relation generation software.

Heston Liebowitz

Mr. Liebowitz is an experienced web developer and entrepreneur. His passion for technology and business has inspired several Internet startups, along with his own web development company, Heston Liebowitz Design.

Before FotoFlexer, he was a founder of MacBand.com, a music sharing website that received critical acclaim in both Macworld and MacAddict magazines before being acquired by the marketing firm ClickHype, Inc. He is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and the UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

Tracy Wang

Ms. Wang is an experienced software and web developer in both academia and high-tech industry. Her image processing research work in the Tele-Immersions project at UC Berkeley was recently recognized by the Computing Research Association. At IBM, she built a standalone test engine for software development, and at VMWare she developed an internal web search engine for company data mining. She also created several web applications for Riverbed Technologies, which IPOed in 2006.

Ms. Wang is excited about applying her passion for image processing to FotoFlexer.

Frank Wang

Mr. Wang graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is experienced in designing custom systems and solutions for high-tech applications.

At Berkeley, Mr. Wang developed a breakthrough portable platform to interface with a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) designed to detect the presence of chemical agents in the air. This system, including both software and hardware, received the best paper award at the IEEE Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular System Conference. He also engineered the Emergency Stop System, which the Blue Team used as part of the autonomous motorcycle entry for the DARPA Grand Challenge.

While working at Maxim Semiconductor Products, he wrote several software programs that solved various problems in the design process. These programs increased efficiency, and have been adopted by the design group.

Jeff Tang

Mr. Tang is an experienced software developer with a focus on web applications. He has engineered numerous backend systems to interface with emerging web technologies, and always strives to enhance the user experience. One of his projects, Bounce, was presented at the ISEA2006 conference.

Mr. Tang is also an experienced systems administrator and architect.

He is eager to bring his experience to FotoFlexer and continue its reputation as the best online image editing platform.

Hong Hu

Mr. Hu has a strong background in software engineering, mathematics and signal processing. Before joining FotoFlexer, he worked at Goldman Sachs as a technology analyst, where he developed advanced software. At UC Berkeley, he participated in research on computer simulations of plasma and new statistical analytical methods for data mining.

In his spare time, he enjoys soccer, badminton and classical music. He is also passionate about Chinese culture and literature. He is excited to be part of the FotoFlexer team and apply his talent to Web 2.0 applications.

Norberto Guimaraes

Mr. Guimaraes focuses on expanding the user-base of FotoFlexer. He possesses extensive entrepreneurial experience, and has held positions in business development, program management and international expansion at Continental AG. He is a graduate of Porto University in Portugal, and originally came to the Bay Area to attend the Berkeley MBA.

Mr. Guimaraes has lived in Germany, Finland, Sweden and Portugal, and he is fascinated by the world of opportunities that lies ahead for FotoFlexer users worldwide.

Justin Fiedler

Mr. Fiedler graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a B.S. in computer science. Interested in computer vision, image processing, and real time algorithms—of which he is an avid researcher—he is eager to explore how such techniques can be expanded for use in online applications.

Jon Burgstone

Mr. Burgstone is an investor/advisor of Arbor Labs Inc., the parent company of FotoFlexer. He is also Managing Director of Symbol Capital, a San Francisco-based hedge fund, where he leads the firm's activities in portfolio management and research. Mr. Burgstone served as Faculty Chair and is currently Adjunct Professor of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Earlier in his career he was co-founder and CEO of SupplierMarket, a leading internet supply chain software provider. SupplierMarket.com was purchased by Ariba for $1.1B, where Mr. Burgstone served as Vice President and co-head of corporate development. Mr. Burgstone earned a BS in engineering from the University of Illinois, an MS in engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.