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Daniel Wood

Advisor Portland, Oregon Area, US

Inventor, Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer, CEO/Founder - Focus Designs, Director Control Systems - Future Motion, Advisor - RYNO Motors

Inventor, Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer, CEO/Founder - Focus Designs, Director Control Systems - Future Motion, Advisor - RYNO Motors

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Other Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Focus Designs Inc.

Advisor

RYNO Motors

Positions

Founder/CEO Focus Designs Inc. 2003 - present
Director of Control Systems Future Motion March 2014 - present
Advisory Council Member RYNO Motors July 2014 - present
Video Effects Designer DJW Studios October 2009 - January 2010
Electronic Design Engineer US Digital November 1992 - January 2009
Programmer / Database Architect MotionNET.com 1999 - 2009

Education

Clark College

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Crowdfunding
  • • Business Development
  • • Exit Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Robotics
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Project management • Manufacturing • Embedded Systems • Product Development • PCB design

Key Accomplishments

Pitched on Shark Tank Season 4 Episode 7.

I am a self-taught electro-mechanical design engineer and inventor. My passion is to learn how everything is designed and manufactured. This has provided me with a well-rounded competency in the following skills: electronic design, firmware, software, mechanical design, CAD 3D modeling, machining, prototyping and design-for-manufacturing; with a focused skillset regarding motion control sensors, motor controller design, batteries and transportation physics.

I founded Focus Designs Inc in 2003 with an enthusiasm for developing cutting-edge products. I released the first ever to market electric-self-balancing unicycle in 2008. The SBU has been continuously updated to the current SBUV3, keeping it on the cutting edge of technology. The expertise acquired from developing the SBU allowed me to develop the control systems for several other products including the Solowheel, Hovertrax, iShine, RYNO, and Onewheel.

Running Focus Designs has provided me with an in depth experience regarding business, legal, patents, accounting, marketing and leadership. Although these practices and experiences are invaluable, my passion is always in the design and development of new transportation products.

I’m always looking for opportunities and partnerships to develop innovative products of the future.

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Chris Hoffmann
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer/ Senior Mechanical Engineer, RYNO Motors. Previously VP of Business and Product Development, APTIV Inc..
Daniel is one of the most talented embedded systems software and hardware engineers I've met. We wouldn't be where we are now without him!