Meredith Perry

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Meredith Perry is an American inventor, entrepreneur, and scientist, most well known for the invention of uBeam, a wireless charging system based on ultrasound.[1][2]



Perry studied paleobiology and astrobiology at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted astrobiology research with the NASA Ames Research Center and the NASA Astrobiology Institute. She is a NASA Astrobiology Institute Research Scholarship Recipient and NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Recipient. She co-authored two astrobiology research papers with Christopher McKay of NASA Ames Research Center.[3]

Perry won the University of Pennsylvania's Invention Competition,[4] "PennVention" in 2011 for her ultrasonic wireless power transmission system, which she named "uBeam". Perry founded uBeam in 2011 and raised $40M from Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Mark Cuban, Marissa Mayer and other prominent investors.[citation needed] She stepped down as CEO in 2018 after "repeatedly missing self-imposed deadlines for progress" and the company moved from trying to build its own products to licensing its technology for other companies to use.[5]

Perry announced through a tweet in 2019[6] that she is developing a new neurotechnology, and subsequently announced in 2020 a new company co-founded for this purpose, Elemind Technologies.[7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Perry was recognized as one of Fast Company's "Most Creative People",[8] has been included in Fortune’s “40 Under 40” Mobilizers,[9] Forbes’ “30 Under 30”[10] and Vanity Fair’s “The New Establishment”.[11] Perry is the recipient of ELLE Magazine’s Genius Award.[12]


  1. ^ "Wireless power transfer".
  2. ^ "She's an inventor. She's 25. And she wants to make true wireless charging a reality". Fortune.
  3. ^ Tanaka, Zuki; Perry, Meredith; Cooper, George; Tang, Suning; McKay, Christopher P.; Chen, Bin (August 1, 2012). "Near-Infrared (NIR) Raman Spectroscopy of Precambrian Carbonate Stromatolites with Post-Depositional Organic Inclusions". Applied Spectroscopy. 66 (8): 911–916. Bibcode:2012ApSpe..66..911T. doi:10.1366/11-06523. PMID 22800768. S2CID 478919.
  4. ^ "Team with wireless charger". 2011. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  5. ^ Constine, Josh (September 21, 2018). "UBeam's wireless power's CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot". Tech Crunch. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  6. ^ "Tweet". Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  7. ^ "Elemind Technologies, Inc". Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  8. ^ "Meet Meredith Perry, one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People 2014". Fast Company.
  9. ^ "More under 40s: Mobilizers". Fortune.
  10. ^ Helman, Christopher. "Forbes 30 Under 30 In The Energy Sector". Forbes.
  11. ^ Bilton, Nick (8 September 2015). "The New Establishment 2015". Vanity Fair.
  12. ^ Plattner, Seth; Davis, Allison P.; Straut, Catherine; Moody, Elyse; Kapp, Diana; Harman, Justine (June 29, 2012). "Genius Awards 2012". ELLE.